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Memphis Depay: Barcelona star refurbishes Cape Coast School for Deaf and Blind

The player renovated the school’s restrooms and provided athletic equipment and other amenities to the students.

Last Wednesday, Depay arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and was greeted warmly.

The 28-year-old appeared to be overjoyed by the welcome and even joined the dancers to demonstrate his dancing abilities.

Later, the Netherlands international made a courtesy visit on President Nana Akufo-Addo and met with Ghana Premier League champions Asante Kotoko at the Jubilee House.

He also joined Quincy Promes at the Madina Astroturf Park to play football against a Mohammed Salisu-led select team.

Depay has also been involved with a number of initiatives in Ghana, including supporting the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind on several occasions.

Depay was born in the Dutch city of Moordrecht to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother. His breakthrough came with PSV Eindhoven, and in the summer of 2015, he signed a dream transfer to Manchester United.

After a failed tenure with Manchester United, the winger went to Lyon and now plays for Barcelona.

Depay may not have played for Ghana, but he has deep links to the West African country and returns frequently to see his family.

The Dutchman is now the Netherlands’ vice captain and has been one of the team’s top performers in recent years.

Depay stole the show once again on Tuesday, scoring a last-minute winner in the UEFA Nations League as Louis van Gaal’s team defeated Wales 3-2.

Depay has landed in Ghana for vacations just 48 hours after making his debut for the Netherlands.

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