Samuel Nana Yaw Dabo, a Ghanaian actor, has talked about how happy he is to see his player, Afriyie Barnieh, play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Yaw Dabo started the Dabo Soccer Academy, where Afriyie Barnieh learned to play football before he joined Accra Hearts of Oak and now the Black Stars.
One can remember that Daniel Afriyie Barnieh played well for Ghana when they beat Switzerland 2-0 in their last friendly before the World Cup on November 17, 2022.
Since then Afriyie Barnieh has won the hearts of many Ghanaian fans, who think he will be one of the best players at the World Cup.
Yaw Dabo, a previous manager, remarked on this accomplishment.
“Yes, yes, I am impressed. Because when I look at where he came from, his background and all that he has been through, I am so happy for him. You see, in this world, not all glitters are gold. It can be that through the help I have offered him, I will also land a great opportunity somewhere which will also help the academy. It’s a good thing. I am very happy and proud,” he stated in an interview with Zionfelix.
Asked whether he (Yaw Dabo) has got high expectations with regards to drawing financial assistance from the player, he indicated;
“I talk to him. We communicate. As for blacks, we might have the perception that he is supposed to be supporting me at least every month but I don’t see it like that. I don’t disturb him with money issues because I think he is yet to achieve more than he has. I want him to focus.
There are times he even calls me for money because he still sees me as his boss. He doesn’t even make enough money from Hearts of Oak. He is now building his foundation and I don’t want to give him pressure. You’ll be surprised to know that maybe his pay at Hearts of Oak isn’t even up to 2,000.”