Laryea Kingston commends Asamoah Gyan for putting up an astro turf pitch at Alma Mata

Published on: 20 July 2017

Ex-Ghana International Laryea Kingston has commended former teammate, Asamoah Gyan, for putting up an Astro Turf pitch at the Accra Academy senior high school.

The Black Stars Captain invested $200,000 in erecting the edifice which was unveiled on Tuesday.

According to the former Ghana winger who was present at the unveiling he says the young players could learn from Gyan and urged others to also invest in the sports.

“I commend Asamoah Gyan for this achievement; I know Ghanaians are happy about this. I want to urge young footballers to learn from the old ones. Most of us made mistakes in our careers. They must learn from Gyan’s career and benevolence.

“It is very obvious that he has good people around who advise him always and he has become a successful footballer.

“I want to tell all my colleagues to emulate the attitude of giving back to the nation. If individuals decide to construct an astro turf for his district it would be good for Ghana sports,” Laryea Kingston said.

Gyan is Ghana’s leading scorer and played with Laryea Kingston at several tournaments including AFCON 2008.