After unveiling Thomas Partey Foundation on Monday, June 12, 2021, Arsenal and Black Stars midfielder, Thomas Partey, has disclosed the reason behind the project.
The midfielder whose journey started from Odumase Krobo, his hometown, to the playing fields of Madrid and now to the biggest league in the world, the English Premier League, did not attain these feet easily. And he wants to help the less privileged realize their dreams of becoming footballers.
Partey unveiled his foundation after the midfielder featured for the Black Stars in the friendly against Ivory Coast on Sunday.
“Well, I think everyone will understand why this foundation is made or unveiled today. Because knowing where you come from, how hard it is to get to where I am without help is very difficult.” He told Accra-based radio station Joy FM.
“So this foundation is made to make all the young ones with the talent to be able to reach where they want to reach – give them the opportunity that they deserve, the opportunity most of us did not get – some of my friends did not get when we were young – so that they’ll be able to be someone or more than me in the future.” He added.
Partey started his football career in Odumase Krobo where he played for Juvenile club Krobo Youth before moving to Ashaiman, a suburb of Ghana’s capital to play for Revelation FC. He then made his senior football debut for Tema Youth before moving to Spain to play for Atletico Madrid.