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Soccer News of Monday, 25 January 2016


I’d have been a football great– Hassan Ayariga

2012 Presidential Candidate of the People’s National Congress (PNC) Hassan Ayariga says he could have been one of the best footballers in the world, had he pursued the sport.

Speaking exclusively to TV3, Mr. Ayariga did not mince words on his passion for sports during his school days at Ghana Secondary School in Tamale and presently.

He spoke about his involvement in athletics, specifically the 5000 meters for his school and further went on to say he could have been one of the best players in the world, had he taken football seriously during his younger years.

“I will be very sincere with you that anytime I play a soccer game I always score a goal so if I had followed football; I would have been one of the best players in the world”.

“My brother, Mahama Ayariga and I were very good footballers so we played a soccer game between our town (Bawku) and Bolga in which my brother was stamped and had a crack in the bone.

“This led to our father forbidding us from playing football again but as young people, we sometimes sneaked out to play with our friends. I can confidently say that I still score goals till date when I am fielded in a team to play football”.

Hassan Ayariga captained the politicians into defeat in a peace match played in 2012.