Netherlands international of Ghanaian descent Memphis Depay has paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House. The footballer led a delegation to visit the seat of government on the afternoon Thursday, June 17, 2022.
The Barcelona star touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday and was given a great reception.
The 28-year-old seemed very excited by the reception he got and even joined the dancers to also show off some dancing skills.
In a photo shared on social media, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged Depay’s visit at the Jubilee House.
“On Thursday, 16th June 2022, I received credentials from newly accredited Ambassadors to Ghana from the United States of America, Libya, Pakistan and Gabon,” the President wrote on Facebook.
“I also commissioned the Edward Akufo-Addo public library; swore Ms Kathleen Addy into office as the new Chairperson of the National Commission on Civic Education; and welcomed a delegation led by Memphis Depay to Jubilee House.”
Depay was born to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother in the city of Moordrecht. His breakthrough came with PSV Eindhoven, before securing a dream move to Manchester United in the summer of 2015.
The winger later moved to Lyon after an unsuccessful spell with the Red Devils and currently plies his trade at Barcelona.
He may not have played for Ghana but Depay holds strong ties to the West African country and often visits to fraternize with his family here.
The Dutchman is currently the deputy captain of the Netherlands and has been one of the Oranje’s best players in the last few years.
On Tuesday, Depay once again stole the show after scoring a last-minute winner as Louis van Gaal’s side beat Wales 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League.
Barely 48 hours after starring for the Netherlands, Depay has arrived in Ghana for holidays.