Video of Arsenal Star Thomas Partey Explaining How He Became a 'Chief' in Ghana Emerges

Video of Arsenal Star Thomas Partey Explaining How He Became a 'Chief' in Ghana Emerges

Lukman Mumuni
  • Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been enstooled chief in his hometown
  • The Ghana international is the developmental chief of Somanya in the Eastern Region
  • Partey has been in fine form for Arsenal this season in the English Premier League

Thomas Partey has disclosed that his role as a chief in Ghana is to inspire the youth of his hometown.

The Ghana and Arsenal midfielder was enstooled developmental chief of the people of Somanya in the Eastern Region.

Partey hails from the town and has been identified as someone who the youth can emulate following his success.

Thomas Partey, Ghana, Arsenal, Chief
Thomas Partey has opened up on his enstoolment as chief in Ghana, Credit: @ghanasoccernet @ArsenalFC
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"I am the youth chief," he told Super Sport with broad smiles.

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"It is a developmental chief, someone who inspires the young ones from where I came from. They realize I was once there with them but they didn't know me.
"They realize how my journey was from where I coming from to here, they want me to inspire to inspire the children and be able to give them inspiration for whatever they are doing. So they should never give up and believe they will also one day make it and help the community where I am coming from."

Partey is a role model for many young footballers in Ghana following his rise to the English Premier League.

The 29-year-old left Ghana as a teenager to join Atletico Madrid, where he spent most of his career before his mega move to Arsenal.

Partey has been an integral member of the Arsenal team this season.

Partey reveals mother's role in his career

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana and Arsenal ace Thomas Partey has disclosed that his parents were his first coaches.

The defensive midfielder has been outstanding in the ongoing campaign for Arsenal in the English Premier League, with fans and pundits claiming he is the best in his position.

However, the Ghana international disclosed his rise to the top can be credited to his parents, who played a role in his football development.

Partey responds to Casemiro comparison

Ghana and Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey has welcomed the comparison between him and Manchester United star Casemiro.

The duo has been head-to-head this season in terms of the roles they play at their various clubs.

While Partey has been key to Arsenal's position at the top of the table, Casemiro helped the Red Devils to their first trophy in six years.