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Sports News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020


Abu Imoro: Former national hero begs for another shot at redemption

Ex-Ghanaian player, Abu Imoro play videoEx-Ghanaian player, Abu Imoro

The story of Abu Imoro is one that often evokes sadness and leaves many wondering what could have been for the ex-Black Stars midfielder.

Once a household name for Real Tamale United and the senior national football team, Abu Imoro warmed hearts with sublime football skills and dazzled with his dribbling prowess.

These days, he lives like a pauper and actually looks fagged and dirty on a normal day.

This story is not new, but has gained traction once again after Ghanaian and African football icon, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew mentioned Abu Imoro’s name as a close friend who helped his career progression during his formative years.

Abedi’s narration on live TV last Sunday captured the attention of the viewing audience and left many asking the whereabouts of the former Ghana player.

Both players played for Great Falcos (once a famed juvenile football club) and there were times, a young Abedi had to lodge with Imoro and his parents if he missed the train back home after training.

Abedi Ayew’s narration inspired TV3 to do a follow up feature on the current state of Abu Imoro. They had actually captured his sad fall from grace and how he is now living the life of a pauper in an uncompleted single room in dirty surroundings.

Abu Imoro’s plummeting from the ladder of relevance and fame has been heavily influenced by two things. Drugs and Addiction!!!

The 2 fused together have had a devastating effect on his life as it did not only kill his career but robbed him of probably living a life very much different from the one he is enduring now.

In the mini-documentary captured by the TV3’s Yaw Fosu, Abu Imoro pleaded for another shot at redemption. His plea definitely to his once best friend Abedi Pele also goes to all able Ghanaians who are in a position to not only help him become clean but also offer him a chance of a better life albeit it might look a tad too late.

Watch the Documentary below