Soulama Abdulaye buried in Burkina Faso

Soulama Abdulaye buried in Burkina Faso

Ghana Premier League great Soulama Abdulaye was on Sunday laid to rest in his  native Burkina Faso.


The goalkeeper, who lined up for both Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko during his heydays, passed on last Friday after battling with illness for over a year.

Soulama Abdulaye buried in Burkina Faso

The remains of Soulama Abdoulaye

The mortal remains of Soulama were subsequently laid to rest on Sunday after a short burial service, as in line with Islamic believes.


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A host of friends, family, ex-teammates, and football association officials of Burkina Faso were all present to pay their last respect to the deceased goalkeeper.


Tributes were also read from some of his ex-colleagues from both club and national team in memory of the departed Soulama.


A long funeral procession of about 5 km was also held for the late goalkeeper, before he was finally buried at the Tangora Road Cemetry.


Soulama was one of the best goalkeepers in the Ghana Premier League in his prime. The ex-Burkina Faso goalie first made his name with giants Asante Kotoko, where he won two league titles.


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He then moved to rivals Hearts of Oak during the latter parts of his career to play for a further season, before he was released.


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Soulama returned to Burkina Faso after being diagnosed with an illness and was receiving treatment in his native until his unfortunate demise.

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