Ghanaian born American footballer to launch foundation in Ghana

Ezekiel Ansah

Ezekiel Ansah

A Ghanaian born American footballer, Ezekiel Nana “Ziggy” Ansah, will arrive in Ghana today, to launch a special foundation to promote Physical Education (PE) in public sector schools in the country.

Nana Ansah, who is a defensive-end, plays for Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), will use his visit to Ghana to prepare the grounds for the establishment of the foundation.

The “Ezekiel Ansah Foundation”, will be launched on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Nana Ansah’s initiative is expected to whip up the interest of young people in physical education, which has over the years dwindled in the educational sector.

The 29-year old, who played soccer and American football, is also an enthusiastic basketball fan, having played regular basketball games at Golden Sunbeam Montessori School.

He developed his basketball interests and abilities on a turf donated by Forever Young Foundation (Steve Young).

Ansah, who attended Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon, in 2004, before gaining admission at the Brigham Young University, played for the Golden Sunbeam basketball team and became the most valuable player and led his team to win many games.

This initiative will be welcomed by stakeholders of physical education in schools following it near collapse.-GNA

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