Deputy Black Stars captain and Arsenal star, Thomas Partey, has been installed as the development chief of the Krobo Traditional area.
At a short ceremony on Friday, June 3, 2022, the midfielder was conferred with the title of “Mahefalor, which translates as defender of the area.
Krobo Odumase is a town and capital of Lower Manya Krobo Municipal District in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and the birth place of Partey.
His enstooling is an act to honor his football exploits which have sold a good name of the community.
He is also being honoured for the Thomas Partey Foundation established in 2021, with the purpose of supporting talented but underprivileged young footballers to make it to the world stage.
It also seeks to provide basic community amenities for various groups through different projects and activities.
This is Partey’s own way of giving back to society, having risen become one of Ghana’s most celebrated footballers.
The enstooling ceremony was done at the premises of the Chief of the Krobo Municipal District, Nene Sakite II.To him, Partey should be a source of inspiration to children in the area.
“I invited Thomas back home so our young children can see the end result of hardwork, perseverance and discipline. I want them to know humility is important to unlock talent and potential.”
The title of ‘Mahefalor’ was conferred on the midfielder to signify he is the defender of the Kroboland.