The skipper of Ghana’s senior national soccer team, Asamoah Gyan has been awarded with an honorary degree from Alfred Noble University in Ukraine for his sports exploits for club and country. The university in Ukraine presented Gyan with the doctorate degree at the Law auditorium of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi.
Also at the event, an NGO, Nectar of Hope for Children’s Foundation in collaboration with KNUST presented a citation of appreciation to Asamoah Gyan for his kind gesture towards the little disabled boy whose greatest dream was to meet Asamoah Gyan, his greatest icon in the world.
The presentation was done by the Vice Dean of students of KNUST with support from the CEO of Nectar of Hope for Children’s Foundation, Ibrahim Abdul- Rahman and the financial secretary of Nectar of Hope for Children’s Foundation
Gyan has been part of the Ghana Black Stars since 2003 and has played a significant role for Ghana especially during tournaments. He is Ghana’s top scorer with 51 goals.
It has always been the dream of Attah Ebenezer to have an encounter with the Black Stars Skipper before departing from the earth.
Attah Ebenezer who used to move about while rolling on the floor was given a facelift in life a year ago when Nectar of Hope for Children Foundation gave him a wheel chair to help him move about freely when they embarked on a community survey project at Bekwai Feyiase in which they helped to provide basic educational needs of children in the area. After giving Attah Ebenezer the wheel chair and enrolling him into school at Feyiase SDA Basic School, his next request was to meet the Skipper of the senior national soccer team of Ghana, the Black Stars.
His dream came into reality when the team of Nectar of Hope arranged a meeting between Asamoah Gyan and the young boy on Monday 12th June, 2017 at the Golden Tulip, Kumasi.
According to Attah, he felt rejected by some people within his community because of his condition and most of the children were scared of him because of how he used to roll on the ground.
Attah Takyi Ebenezer used to listen to commentary and sports news with his small radio and got interested in matters about Asamoah Gyan. He made a request to Nectar of Hope for Children Foundation that his biggest wish in life was to see Asamoah Gyan. The team then made several attempts to help hims see his all time icon. Attah had not been in school before until he was enrolled into school (class one) last year.
He felt very excited when he saw Asamoah Gyan and his team approaching him. After finally interacting with him, he felt very accomplished in life. His dream is to become a sports analyst.
Source: Edward Oppong Marfo