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Peterhead FC finds new legion of football fans – 3,000 miles away in Ghana

Peterhead FC in Ghana
Peterhead FC in Ghana

A north-east football club has found a new legion of fans – 3,000 miles away in rural Ghana.

Peterhead FC made club history last year when they reached their first Challenge Cup final – a match they lost 4-0 against Rangers – and have begun this season well.

Now the Blue Toon have won over supporters from half the world away – after an avid fan went to central Africa on missionary work.

May West recently travelled to northern Ghana with four friends from the Assemblies of God church in Fraserburgh in an effort to distribute 1,000 bibles to children in schools and orphanages.

Included in Mrs May’s suitcase were 33 replica Peterhead FC strips donated by George Donald of Justrite clothing store.

Mrs May said: “When handing over the shirts the sheer delight on their faces and appreciation is a memory that will always stay with me.”

Last night Martin Johnston, the Balmoor club’s general manager, added: “Peterhead FC were delighted to see their ex-stock of their replica shirts being put to good use for a very worthwhile cause.

“The club work very closely with George Donald of Justrite, one of the club’s commercial partners and we had no hesitation in agreeing to assisting May in her quest.”

The Blue Toon was awash with football colours in April when the club reached the Challenge Cup final, and contested its first ever senior honours against Rangers.

Although they suffered a humbling defeat, Jim McInally’s side won a host of new fans across the country and are seeking to repeat their cup heroics this season.

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