Regina Nuamah, mother of new Black Stars player, Ernest Nuamah, has recounted how football changed the live of his son despite not being academically good.
Regina, a Kumasi-based grocery shop owner, revealed to Eben TV that the family was not in favour of Nuamah pursuing a football career over education.
“To b.every honest, we didn't want him to play football. We wanted him to go to school because he was ill-educated. There is a woman, who is our neighbour. She didn't have TV, we had one.
“So, all the children would gather in our room. What used to make me feel sad was that when texts pop up on the screen, all the children will be reading. I would ask him ‘Nana, can you read what just appeared? he would just stare at me. He is also the quiet sort, so I would ask him, and he would walk out. It really hurt me,” she said.
The FC Nordsjaelland forward has been described as the next big thing to happen to Ghana football following his exploits at the Danish Superliga this season.
Nuamah, 19, has received his maiden Black Stars call-up ahead of Ghana’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar on June 18.
The youngster joined Right To Dream Academy at a very tender age before moving to sister club FC Nordsjaeland last year.