Arsenal star and former Germany international, Mesut Ozil, has expressed his excitement after a Ghanaian club got named after him.
A youth football team at Abiriw in the Okere District of the Eastern region of has been named Abiriw Ozil Football Club, in reverence to the Arsenal number 10.
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Excited by the gesture, Ozil took to his social media pages to share the news with his fans by sharing a video of the team
"Abiriw Ozil Football Club. Nice to have a football club named after me in the Eastern Regional town of Abiriw in Ghana. Glad to see you all smiling in the Arsenal & M1Ö shirts. YaGunnersYa," Ozil captioned his post.
The club, YEN.com.gh understands, was previously known as Young Boys FC. The name got changed after Ozil gifted the team sets of jerseys.
According to a report sighted on Goal.com by YEN.com.gh, Ozil's agent made a trip to Ghana and presented the club 80 signed Ozil shirts. It is the git that gave them an idea for a new name.
Ozil's agent Sogut also commented on the matter: "I'm a deliverer of his message, I'm here for him [Ozil] because he can't be here so I'm a messenger for him. He gave me his word to do this with Daniel [Akowuah] together.
"So we are here to deliver his message, to share with the kids, the young ones, give them vision and dreams to follow them, work hard and hopefully achieve them."
Earlier, the agent also talked more about all the charity work the Arsenal player is doing and Arsene Wenger's role in keeping the playmaker at the club.
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