Ajax Amsterdam and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana have donated a pair of signed football gloves and jersey to Arhin Aboagye, a talented Ghanaian shot-stopper who is languishing at the Nsawam Prison.
The Dutch-based goalkeeper, Onana made a promise after watching a documentary by TV3 journalist Juliet Bawuah tiled “Football Behind Bars”. He vowed to send the Ghanaian inmate a pair of signed football gloves and jersey and true to his words, he has shipped the items to Ghana.
Arhin Aboagye who is saving a jailed team in Nsawam prison narrates how he always wanted to become a professional goalkeeper until he had a brush with the law a few years ago, a situation which put a huge dent on his dreams.
“I always wanted to become a goalkeeper but my parents preferred having him in school instead. I wasn’t a brilliant student so I knew sports and football was my only way out. Unfortunately, I lost my way at some point and so I could not complete my education and also couldn’t pursue football. My truant and deviant ways finally landed me in jail.
Cameroon and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana promised Arhim Aboagye signed jersey and gloves after seeing @julietbawuah‘s story from the Nsawam Prison.— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) February 26, 2020
The package has landed. Thank you @AndreyOnana pic.twitter.com/3aD3cK0XU2
The Nsawam Prison organized a football game for the inmate as part of the Prison’s Champion of Champions Cup which is a season finale to the league organized by the Service every year. His performance in the game was impressive which he was interviewed by a journalist from TV3 Juliet Bawuah and he mentions Cameroon international Adre Onana as his role model. A boagye said he looks up to Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and says he hopes to emulate the success of the young Cameroonian goalie.
Ajax Star watched the video of the documentary on twitter promised to send gloves and signed jersey to Ahrin Aboagye through TV3 Head of sports Micheal Oti Adjei.
Life is not easy for most people.— Andre Onana (@AndreyOnana) February 18, 2020
Sometimes you can take shortcuts, but only effort and humility will bring you up to the right way.
Everybody can make mistakes but the most important thing is to change and have a second chance to show that we can all be better people. https://t.co/8TXT9lbacS
It was confirmed by Micheal Oti Adjei who is Head of Sports at Tv3 – the station which first aired the story of Arhin that Cameroon international has sent the gloves and jerseys to Arhin.