Sports News of Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Hundreds, including former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah on Tuesday joined Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan to commission an astroturf project at the Accra Academy Senior school campus.
The project christened the Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex was completed at a cost of GHC 700,000 includes a fenced astroturf pitch and will also have a tartan track and sports hall upon completion.
Former President Rawlings cut the ribbon to officially open the facility on behalf of President Akufo Addo, who could not be at the ceremony because of engagements.
Gyan, who put-up the facility through his BabyJet Foundation said he was hopeful that the turf will become the grooming grounds for greater sporting talents than himself.
He disclosed that his foundation was a committed to social intervention programs and has invested GHC 5million in such ventures.
Gyan was presented with a citation by his alma mater Accra Academy as well as the highest award of the school, the Order of Platinum of the School.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah praised the country’s record scorer for his spirit of volunteerism.
He also charged the contractors of the astroturf, Wembley Sports Complex to provide the authorities of the school with a maintenance manual which will ensure that it will last.
Former Accra Great Olympics Coach, Godwin Attram netted the first goal on the Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex in an entertaining 1-1 drawn friendly between the Gyan 11 and PFAG Legends.
The second game between Accra Academy and Ebenezer Senior High School ended in a goalless draw.