The Minister said Asamoah Gyan should be celebrated and Ghanaians must cultivate the high sense of volunteerism and patriotism.
The multipurpose facility was estimated to cost GH¢ 700,000.00.
The artificial pitch arrived from Turkey on January 30, 2016 for the historic project of the school, where a bronze statue of the Captain would be mounted for his kind gesture.
The project include a turf, with a tartan track surrounding it and dressing rooms, a fence wall, toilet facilities and Flood lights will all be put in place.
The next phase would be a multipurpose sports hall.
The pitch was constructed by a Ghanaian private owned firm Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited with its FIFA approved turf partner ‘HATKO’ of Turkey
The facility which is worth over $250,000 as cost will, however, be managed by Wembley Sports Complex in partnership with the management of the school as well as Gyan’s Foundation.
Present at the ceremony was the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Old Students, Current Students, Sports Journalists, Actors, Musicians and a considerable number of the general public.
In a ceremonial match to open the field former Black Stars players (PFAG) drew 1-1 with friends of Asamoah Gyan (G Unit) in the first ever match at the Asamoah Gyan Sports Centre on the Accra Academy campus.
However, heading towards the closing minutes of the game substitute for the Asamoah Gyan select side, Dr. Harry drew level for his outfit.
Some of the notable names who featured for former Black Stars were Nii Odartey Lamptey, Stephen Baidoo, Afo Doddo, Yaw Acheampong, Ibrahim Tanko, Abukari Damba, Laryea Kingston,Osei Boateng and others.
By Sammy Heywood Okine