Ghana Black Stars was booted out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) by Tunisia in the round of 16 – Amid the criticism and praises, Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso proved his worth following his stunning performance for the Black Stars at the AFCON 2019
More throwback photos of the midfielder in his childhood have popped up online after a previous childhood photo surfaced – The photo shows Wakaso in a jersey and in boots with his right hand lifted up while his colleagues looked on with smiles Ghana’s Black Stars lost to the Carthage Eagles after being defeated by 5-4 on penalties scores following a 1-1 draw with Tunisians after extra time in the last 1/16 round game played in Ismailia.
The defeat led to many criticisms for the Black Stars squad with many blaming the players for performing poorly. Amid the criticisms and praise-singing following the Black Stars elimination from the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), one player that proved his worth was Deportivo Alaves star, Mubarak Wakaso. Ghana’s midfielder’s commitment and dedication throughout the tournament at the AFCON 2019 earned him man of the match title for the Tunisia game.
A previous throwback photo sighted by YEN.com.gh showed Wakaso playing football during his childhood days with Wakaso squatting behind a ball on a football barefooted.
More throwback photos of Wakaso, which tells the Blacks Stars midfielder have surface online, which tells his story from rags to riches.
Wakaso embodies determination and dedication to change one’s condition despite any herculean challenge that may seem insurmountable. However, Wakaso’s football prowess was too big to be buried by any challenge and has grown to become one of Ghana’s celebrated professional footballers ever.