Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has kept his word on gifting a Ghanaian prisoner a pair of gloves and a signed jersey.
Arhin Aboagaye, serving a prison sentence at Nsawam Prison, was quoted by Ghanaian media stating how he adored the Ajax shot-stopper and had wished to be a professional footballer before he was locked away.
“Onana is my role model. I love the way he plays. I always dreamed of being a footballer but my parents favoured studies. I was not a brilliant student so I thought that football could offer me a way out in life. Unfortunately, my life choices led me to jail," he told Ghana's TV3.
Onana was touched by this statement and asked him to reform and take a second shot at life and promised to send him a signed jersey and a pair of gloves.
“ Life is not easy for many people. Sometimes you take shortcuts but only work and humility will put you back on the right track. Everyone makes mistakes in life but the most important thing is to change and have a second chance to show that you can do better, " he wrote on Twitter.
"Keep your head high Arhin. I will send you my signed jersey and a pair of gloves. I hope to see you soon stop other penalties with", added Onana.
On Wednesday, Juliet Bawuah, the TV3 journalist, tweeted that Onana had lived up to his word and sent the package to her for onward delivery to the jailed Aboagaye. Bauwah had done a story about hidden talents being nurtured and developed by the prison.
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