The Sports Minister played for a period of twenty minutes in the first ever football game at the new Pantang Vision Explorers Soccer Academy Stadium.
A 3000-capacity stadium, built by Vision Explorers Soccer Academy, was inaugrated on Monday by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye.
The Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye played for ten minutes each for Auroras and Vision Explorers Soccer Academy in a game that the Hearts of Youth team failed to grind out the results.
Nii Lantey Vanderpuye was with Vision Explorers Soccer Academy when they took the lead from the spot kick, but he could help Hearts Oak to draw even when he joined them for a 10-minute period.
Former Hearts of Oak marksman, Charles Taylor was the one who successfully led the hosts to hand Auroras the 2-0 defeat.
Accra Hearts of Oak were well represented at the unveiling ceremony with Administrative Manager Hackman Aidoo leading a delegation, including new acting head coach Yaw Preko, Team Manager Sabahn Quaye, National Chapters Comittee Second Vice and Hearts Ladies President Vicentia Deku, former NCC General Secretary Maxwell Koranteng, and the Hearts News crew, at the event.
Auroras head coach Sérgio Traguil and video analyst Elton Nunes were also at the game with guest players Vinicius Lozano and Dennis Sesugh also playing in the game.
The Chiefs and Traditional Council of Pantang were also there at the ceremony and officials of the Presbyterian Church were amongst the dignitaries at the VESA Stadium