Three Ghanaian internationals, led by the deputy captain of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew, last Saturday schooled over 200 children in the basics of football at the Junction Mall, Nungua.
The football clinic was spearheaded by Ayew in collaboration with uniBank and was organised to motivate youngsters aged between 12-15 years to work towards their dreams.
The exercise saw Ayew, a uniBank brand ambassador, as well as his Black Stars teammates, John Boye, Mubarak Wakaso, and team’s technical coordinator, Stephen Appiah, spending close to an hour interacting with excited children drawn from the Tema SOS School, SAPS School and Queensland International School.
The children seized the opportunity to take selfies with their idols and Ayew who joined the youngsters on a waterlogged and slippery surface for some passing drills.
In a motivational message, Ayew urged the children to be disciplined if they want to achieve their dreams.
According to him, discipline is a key requirement for success in academics and sports.
"I am very happy to be here and I thank uniBank for making this possible because the young ones are the future of the country," Ayew told the Graphic Sports in an interview after the clinic.
"I was in their shoes in the past and lucky because my dad was in the Black Stars so I got to meet a lot of players who like my father inspired me to become a professional footballer".
He also disclosed that he was hoping to make the “Pass the Inspiration Football Clinic” a yearly affair.
The Executive Director of uniBank, Owusu-Ansah Awere, expressed his gratitude to the children and their parents for participating in the clinic and said uniBank, as the official bank of the Black Stars, was also committed to the developing football at the grassroots.