Ex-Ghana and Accra Hearts of Oak international goalie Ali Jarrah has hinted on commemorating 25 years of disability with some former football heroes he featured along side in his hey days.
Ali, who got paralyzed on September 5, 1993, was known for his agility in goal for Hearts of Oak in the early 90’s, got his exploits recognized with 3 awards in the 1992/93 season and some National team selection.
Some of the players he played with include Nii Odartey Lamptey, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, Dan Addo, Ben Owu, Sebastian Barnes, Kofi Nimo, Mohammed Gargo, Mark Edusei among others.
In a chat with Zylofon Sports, Ali Jarrah revealed his plans in remembrance of the unfortunate incident that abruptly ended his profession, some years back.
“25 years ago, I got paralyzed as a goalkeeper, and I can only say it is by the grace of Allah that am alive and kicking. Glory be to His name, but I want to commemorate this particular day with a match in the second week of December, this year where all former national heroes in football will come and play together and entertain Ghanaians’’.
The former goalie who ventured into the training of goalkeepers in his bid to give back to society, has produced over 30 goalkeepers.
Jarah is appealing to cooperate bodies to come to the aid of former football heroes who once graced the green turf, and are currently not financially sound.
“I must appreciate the media especially, Zylofon Media, for your immense contribution towards the disable, I’m appealing to cooperate bodies that they should all come on board and assist former national footballers.
Ali Jarrah, is a proud gold medalist and a twice silver medalist at junior football world cups for Ghana.