“Save a Legend! 🌟 Patricia Mantey, former Black Queen Goalkeeper, appeals for funds for ligament surgery

Former Black Queen goalkeeper Patricia Mantey has appealed to the Ghana Football Association, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the public to assist her with funds to pay for surgery following a ligament injury she sustained.

The veteran goalkeeper, who helped Ghana Immigration Ladies secure their first qualification into the National Women’s League (NWL) in 2012, now walks with the help of crutches and also wears a leg brace to aid her movement. Mantey played for the Black Queens between 2012 and 2018. She was part of the Black Queens team that beat host nation Cote D’Ivoire 1-0 to win the maiden edition of the WAFU Zone B Women’s tournament in Abidjan.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper also played for the Black Maidens team that qualified Ghana for its first-ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand after a 2-1 win over Cameroon in Yaounde.

In an interview with Asempa FM’s Professor E.K. Wallace, Mantey explained how she got her injury. “I sustained my ligament injury in October 2021 while playing a friendly game with my club at McDan Astro Turf. It was a corner kick, so I jumped into the air and caught the ball. When I landed, I realized my leg had twisted.”

“After my MRI test, the doctor told me that my ligament tissues had torn into pieces, and I needed to undergo surgery, which costs GHC 60,000.” She added, “Although Immigration still pays me, I appeal to the GFA, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the general public to support me with money to undergo ligament surgery.”

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