Justice Blay, Patrick Yeboah And The Top Five Muslim Players You Never Knew

justice-blay-patrick-yeboah-and-the-top-five-muslim-players-you-never-newFootball is one cosmopolitan sport that accommodates people from all walks of life irrespective of religious, ethical, tribal or political inclinations.

It assembles players from different religious faiths under one umbrella thanks to the intrinsic motivation generated from the sports.

With over 480 players registered by the 16 participating clubs in the ongoing Zylofon Cash premier league, it is only fair to expect multi religious faith across board. A survey across the sixteen clubs produced some stunning outcomes on the religious inclinations of some of these players.

Identified by their names, Muslim players can easily be sorted from the lot, thanks to their unique names. It is however prudent to look at true practitioners rather than just the nominal identifications, the rationale behind this survey. Below are the top five Muslim players in the Ghana premier league not using their Islamic names.

  1. Kwame Baah, Inter Allies FC(Abdul Rahman)

Kwame Baah,  a cult hero with Inter Allies and a national asset converted to Islam at the start of 2018. Known as Abdul Rashid in the Muslim Ummah, Kwame Baah is currently a stout muslim enjoying life in the Zylofon Cash Premier league.

  1. Isaac Mintah, Wa All Stars FC(Imran)

The former Bekwai Youth Academy FC utility midfielder converted to Islam whiles with the Bekwai based side. Adopting the Islamic name Imran, Isaac Mintah is revered among his colleagues for his faith and powerful drives from deep midfield. He joined Wa All Stars FC from BYA FC, a typical Kumasi Zongo based club.

  1. Patrick Yeboah, Karela United FC(Mohamed Ridwan)

The Crossby Awuah Memorial park might be a fortress for visiting teams in the ongoing championship thanks to their solid back four and game changing goal keeper, Isaac Hagan. The Enyinase based side however boast of one of the surprise packages in the Muslim player list-Patrck Yeboah. Known as Ridwan Mohammed in the Islamic fraternity, Patrick Yeboah is currently enjoying the fasting month with his teammates and other Muslims worldwide.

  1. Justice Blay, Medeama SC(Abdul Rashid)

The name Justice Blay is synonymous to midfield perfection on the local scene. The pair of Justice Blay and Kwesi Donsu dominated the headlines in the Zylofon Cash Premier league just like they did last season. They seem water tight and telepathic. Many a fan out there respected Blay for his tenacity and vision with and without the ball. The Medeama SC icon converted to Islam and is now bearing the Muslim name Abdul Rashid. He remains a joy to watch.

  1. Victorien Adje Adebayor(Zakaria)

The Nigerien import routed Ghanaian traffic towards Niger with some vintage outings for the Cappeli Boys at Tema. Combining dead ball perfection with composed finishing, Adebayor seems to be following the footsteps of the senior Adebayor, Emmanuel. A muslim by faith and a dead ball expert to boot, Zakaria Adebayor remains a household name in the ongoing Ghanaian domestic topflight. His seven goals in the league is league high after 13 matches in the league..

BY: Saani Abacha @Saani_abacha2018-05-25 11:24:45Archives

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Frank Darkwah

Ghanaian Sports Journalist who specializes in Sports Photography and Sports writing. Accredited CAF and FIFA photo journalist

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