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Sports News of Sunday, 14 June 2020

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I played with Essien, Osei Kuffour - Obinim confirms Stephen Oduro’s claims


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Bishop Daniel Obinim has opened up on why he ditched football for pastoral works.

Obinim’s association with football was made known by Kotoko legend Stephen Oduro who in an interview revealed that the Gods Way church founder is one of the most gifted footballers he grew up with.

Oduro could not comprehend why his childhood friend abandoned what he believes would have been a successful football career for his current profession.

Daniel Obinim who today is a Bishop now was my neighbour and we were born in the same house, theirs was next to mine and a few other boys in the hood. He was a very good footballer but today he’s doing the work of God”, Stephen Oduro said.

He added, “Although people said I was a good footballer, I knew there were better players than me. I knew Obinim, for instance, was better than me, so if I don’t play on his side then I don’t play at all because I know they will score and beat us.”

Shortly after the revelation by the Kotoko hero, pictures of a young Obinim in a football jersey went viral with reports stating he was a winger with plenty pace to burn.

Obinim has now come out to confirm the claims by Stephen Oduro, stating that, at the early stages of his life, he played for Alhaji Grusah’s King Faisal.

He mentioned Michael Essien, Stephen Oduro and Osei Kuffour as some of his playmates.

Obinim disclosed that he quit football after realizing that he had little chance of making it as a footballer.

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