Accra Academy Asamoah Gyan inspects progress of Astroturf project

Asamoah Gyan visited his alma mater, Accra Academy Senior High School, on Thursday to inspect the progress of an Astro turf pitch he is funding.

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Asamoah Gyan inspects progress of Astroturf project

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Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan on Thursday, June 15, 2017, visited his alma mater, Accra Academy Senior High School, to check up the progress of an Astroturf pitch he is constructing for the school.

The $200,000 project which was started in March 2016 is almost near completion, with its commissioning next on the agenda.

Gyan - who had his Senior High School education at Accra Academy in the early 2000s - made a pledge to the school's authorities two years ago to provide them with an artificial pitch.

The on-loan Al Ashli striker subsequently cut the sod for the commencement of the project in March last year, with work immediately beginning the following month.

Asamoah Gyan went back to Accra Academy play

Asamoah Gyan went back to Accra Academy

 

The Black Stars captain was back at the school on Thursday to inspect the progress of the project. The 31-year-old visited the school's headmaster, after which he walked onto the Astroturf pitch to ascertain its nature.

The former Sunderland attacker expressed delight about the progress of the project so far, insisting it was a proud moment in his career to be the man behind the construction of the Astroturf pitch in the school.

"As you can see, everything is almost done, we have just some finishing touches to do before we do the commissioning," Gyan told the media.

"I think they [the constructors] have done an incredible job. Personally, I came to inspect it and everything is under control. So I'm very happy for myself for what I have done.

Asamoah Gyan with the headteachers of Accra Academy play

Asamoah Gyan with the headteachers of Accra Academy

 

"Sometimes when I pass and I see these things I feel proud of myself. You know, I feel like I'm blessed."

Gyan is also in line to be honored by the Alfred Noble University, after which a doctorate award will be conferred on him.

The striker insists he never expected to be honored in such a manner while adding that it would urge him to do even more.

"I feel honored [by this gesture]. Before, I thought I was just doing it for God, but human beings on this earth have also recognized it. And I feel honored," he added.

Asamoah Gyan began his football career by playing for the Accra Academy Senior High school team, before joining Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals.

The striker has since gone on to play for a host of European clubs including Udinese, Stade Renne, and Sunderland.

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