Paintsil to promote peace with children in Ghana

Published on: 15 July 2010

Ghana and Fulham defender John Pantsil will delight children of his home town of Agyumako Besiase on Friday when he hosts a tournament for school children.

He will donate jerseys and football to the schools in the community to enhance peace and also give an alternative means of recreation for the children.

The Black Stars ace will also give a peace message as part of the activities for his peace foundation called the Paintsil Peace Kid Project (PPKP).

The project will also continue to Tamale on Monday as he seeks to use his position as a respected global football star to spread peace among the youth.

Paintsil has embarked on a project to spread peace since his return from the World Cup and last week he was hailed in Brong Ahafo for a football tournament he hosted.

The Fulham star donated US$20,000 to the tournament which caused massive waves in the region.

Berlin FC won the competition and took home US$8,000 after beating Berekum Arsenals 4-1 on penalties with the losing finalists getting US$5,000.

The third and fourth placed team took home US$2,500 each.


  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Wow!God bless u John.No wonder you are still progressing in ur professional football career cuz of the good deeds you've been doing.Givers never lost!
  • Ato
    says: 9 years ago
    Essien do some of what Paintsil is doing ooo. Your one week pay check can bring happiness to some up and coming youngters in smaller teams. Don’t only do fund raising to help only those in Awutu.You earn way more than John Painstil and John Mensah but look at how they are reaching down.
  • Maxwell Maccarthy
    says: 9 years ago
    oh!!! paintsil you have really inspired well in the tourney may almighty God really give you long time playing in the club side and national team. And for your good donation to ajumako-besease hope you could do better for the ajumako district and also the juvenile players. Hereafter,i recommended entumbil,ochiso,essiam,denkyira,brofoyedru,techiman,hasode,ajumako... they had a talented juvenile that need football help and i hope better time will come you will do it. onyankopon nhyira wo paaa!!!! and it must set a roll model to others to follow!