Members of the hockey family last Saturday thronged the National Hockey Stadium to sign the book of condolence in honour of late president JEA Mills.
And to immortalize the late president who was a hockey apostle, Oko Nikoi-Dzani, president of the Ghana Hockey Association (GHA) and other members of the hockey family have agreed to name the edifice after the deceased president.
The late president played a key role in the construction of the hockey stadium, situated near the Electricity head office, Accra, which was used for the 2009 African Hockey Clubs championship.
In his short address, Nikoi-Dzani said, â€śPresident Mills supported and financed hockey in many ways. He was our mentor, and we couldnâ€™t have constructed this facility without him.
â€śAnd in recognition of his contribution to the sport, July 21 has been marked in the Associationâ€™s calendar as a special day in celebrating the late law lecturer when matches would be played in his honour.
â€śHe was such a kind fellow, and I will say God loaned him to Ghana,â€ť he added emotionally.
Also present for the ceremony were Commodore Mensah, Hearts of Oak board chairman, officials of GHA, players and other sympathizers.
Professor Mills, the third president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, passed on July 21, at the 37 Hospital in Accra.
Meanwhile, there will be a hockey gala in his honour on August 8 at 6pm as well as a special funeral rite at the Hockey Stadium on August 10, in the evening.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum