Giving back to society: Hon Patricia Appiagyei commissions football pitch in Asokwa constituency


Hon Patricia Appiagyei in a ceremony on Wednesday attended by Kojo Bonsu, the Kumasi mayor commissioned grass football pitch, with perimeter fencing which has been renamed Mama Pat’s Green Grass soccer Field.

Hon Patricia Appiagyei in a ceremony on Wednesday attended by Kojo Bonsu, the Kumasi mayor commissioned a grass football pitch which has been renamed Mama Pat’s Green Grass soccer Field.

The honourable Member of Parliament for Asokwa in her quest to help the youth in her constituency get a good facility to develop their football talents channeled some of her MP common fund and her personal monies into the grassing of the Ahinsan JHS Park, which used to be grassless.

According to Patricia Appiagyei, she has completed the phase one of the project and the phase two is to install floodlight on the pitch to enable young ones train in the evenings and will also ensure other grassless pitches in her constituency are developed.

‘I always witness gala competitions in my constituency on a yearly basis. I believe the youth here have great football talents that I want them to get a good facility that could help unearth these talents,’ she told Pulse Sports.

‘It is in my plan to ensure that a floodlight is installed on the pitch to enable people who have decided to take football as a profession have access to the pitch even in the evenings, because it will give the youth a means of employment, which in a way would reduce unemployment in the country.

‘This is not going to the first or the last. I will ensure that other grassless football pitches around are grassed. A committee which will be supervise by the sub metro will be set to carry out the maintenance of the facility.

‘The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has already donated a mover to cut down the grass to prevent the pitch from being bushy’.

She in addition gave the community 35 balls and 4 set of jerseys, all to help nurture football talents in her constituency.

Mama Pat as she is affectionately called is the second wife of Dr. K.K Sarpong former boss of the Tema Oil Refinery and one of the most successful former Kumasi Asante Kotoko chairmen.

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