Ghanaian-born Dutch midfielder, Memphis Depay has expressed his happiness at learning that Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was very close to his grandfather.
Last Wednesday, Depay made his way back to Ghana and arrived at Kotoka International Airport in Accra to a warm welcome.
The Netherlands international then visited with Asante Kotoko, the champions of the Ghana Premier League, before paying a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.
Depay n also invited Quincy Promes to play football at the Madina Astroturf Park against a team captained by Mohammed Salisu.
Memphis Depay ended his visit by paying a courtesy call to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the ruler of the Ashanti Kingdom.
Depay was born to a Ghanaian father Dennis Depay and Dutch mother Cora Schensema in the city of Moordrecht.
“Paid homage to King Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II in Kumasi. Found out that the Royal Majesty was very close with my grandfather. So finding out where I belong means everything to me and from now forward I know who I represent,” Depay wrote.
On his part, Otumfuo said: “Your grandpa was someone that I cherished. All his children, I also know them all. So coming back here reminds me of when he was alive and the relationship I had with him.
“And so his children also still have connections to me because of that relationship I had with him. You coming back affirms to me that I nearly lost my grandson but he’s back now. And, therefore, you belong here.
Today @Memphis paid homage to Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II in Kumasi where his father is from in Ghana. Through conversation, His Royal Majesty mentioned knowing Memphis’s grandfather. What a full circle moment. #connectingthedots pic.twitter.com/nuZZwQYyg2
— Dentaa Amoateng MBE (@Dentaa_show) June 19, 2022
Paid homage to King Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II in Kumasi. found out that the Royal Majesty was very close with my grandfather.
So finding out where I belong means everything to me and from now forward I know who I represent.#ashanti #Kumasi #depay pic.twitter.com/SlDIBs0Pal
— Memphis Depay (@Memphis) June 22, 2022