Athletics News of Thursday, 1 October 2020
Augustine Oppong, an Asante Kotoko supporter who shed his eye for the duration of a taking pictures incident at the Baba Yara Sports activities Stadium in the Ghana Premier League is calling on the general public to come to his help.
Augustine was shot by a Police Officer in a Ghana Leading League video game right after Asante Kotoko lost to Berekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara Athletics Stadium in Kumasi, in January 2020.
In an interview with Kumasi-based Howdy FM, the man who is currently visually impaired partially thanks to the incident admits that daily life has develop into complicated for equally himself and his loved ones.
According to him, he’s had to provide his cocoa farm land to cater for his family members and to make up for his lack of ability to work irrespective of staying the breadwinner of the family members.
“In fact, issues are challenging for me now. People helped me initially but I experienced to wrestle to feed the loved ones from February. We suffered a large amount throughout the lockdown. I even gave my Cocoa Farm out for money. Factors are definitely challenging for me,” Augustine Oppong mentioned.
Even with receiving some kind of enable from benevolent supporters of Asante Kotoko, Augustine Oppong maintains that he would be grateful if the masses can attain out to him.
Augustine who was formerly a taxi taxi driver spelled out that he couldn’t pay for to possibility the everyday living of persons and himself by likely back to work yet again as a driver hence his rationale to rely on folks for enable.
He said, “The supporters have performed their most effective and I am incredibly grateful. Never know how to thank them. They’ve been quite supportive. Truth is immediately after all that Christopher has performed for me, I are unable to rely on him to feed me and my household. That’ll be unfair and avoidable force on him.”
“So, I am begging every person to occur to my aid. Things are seriously hard for me. I will need aid to cater for my children and spouse – who is jobless. I do not want to generate all over again wanting at the condition of my sight in get not to get associated in an incident,” Augustine Oppong extra.
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