Ex-Ghana and Accra Hearts of Oak international goalie Ali Jarrah has hinted on commemorating 25 years of disability with some former football heroes he featured along side in his hay days.
Ali, who got paralyzed on September 5, 1993, was known for his nimbleness in goal for Accra Hearts of Oak in the early 90’s got his exploits paying off with 3 awards in the 1992/1993 season and some National team selection.
Some of the players he played with include Nii Odartey Lamptey, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, Dan Addo, Ben Owu, Sebatian Barnes, Kofi Nimo, Mohammed Gargo, Mark Edusei among others.
In a chat with Zylofon sports, Ali Jarrah revealed his plans in remembrance of the ill fate that occurred to him some years back. ‘’25 years ago, I got paralyzed in as a football goalkeeper and I can only say it is by the grace of
God that am alive and kicking.
Glory be to his name but I want to commemorate this particular day with a match in the second week in December where all former heroes who have fought for Nation will come and play together and entertain Ghanaians’’.
The former goalie who ventured into the training of goalkeepers in his bid to give back to the society, producing over 30 goalkeepers in the process made an appeal to cooperate bodies to help all past football heroes who have once graced the green turf for Ghana and are currently not financially sound.
I must appreciate the media especially Zylofon Media for your immense contribution towards the disable, I’m appealing to cooperate bodies that they should all come on board and assist the former heroes who has fought for the nation in football as soldiers.
By Matilda Dimedo/Zylofone Sports