Memphis Depay paid a visit to the to the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II while spending his holidays in the country of his father.
The encounter took place at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, and Depay excitedly shared his experience with his followers on Instagram on July 13, 2023.
The Instagram post featured a series of captivating photos capturing the meeting between Depay and Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The snapshots showcased the Dutch international, who has previously played for prominent clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester United, elegantly dressed in traditional regalia.
As a mark of cultural appreciation, Depay donned a vibrant kente cloth, a renowned fabric associated with Ghanaian culture. Demonstrating his respect for the revered king, he draped the cloth off his shoulder, symbolizing an act of honor.
In his Instagram caption, Depay expressed his gratitude to the Asantehene for his invaluable advice and motivation. He wrote, “Thank you for your words of wisdom and motivation! #ashanti #King #ashantikingdom.”
The post quickly garnered attention from Depay’s followers, who flooded the comment section with words of praise for both the Atletico Madrid striker and the Asantehene.