- Emmanuel Agyemang has finally spoken about the death of his sister for the first time
- He said 2019 and 2020 have been the toughest years of his life
- Emmanuel in an interview said when his sister was murdered in Ghana, he couldn't come down to see his family because he was in lockdown in Italy due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus
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Ghanaian international, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has opened up about some of the tragedies that he suffered between 2019 and 2020
In August 2019, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu suffered a near-death experience when doctors found out that he had a blood clot in my lungs.
He was ruled out of the game for 3 months in order to recover fully.
When he thought he was finally out of the woods, he was hit by the tragic news of his sister's murder.
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In March 2020, a man identified as Kwabena Yeboah aka Kobii, shot and killed Agyemang Badu's sister in Berekum in the Bono region.
In an interview with BBC's John Bennett and sighted by YEN.com.gh, Agyemang Badu said he has not been able to go back to Ghana to see his family because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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"It's very difficult for me and my family. The guy who shot my sister is on the run; they haven't got him yet, because things are going slowly, because of this virus," Agyemang Badu stated.
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"I have been in a room for 34 days. My sister has been killed painfully and I couldn't go and see what happened. But this is the job I have chosen. This is how the situation has been.I just need to abide with it, take care of myself, be mentally tough and live with it right now - because right now I can't do anything," he added
Though Agyemang Badu is grieving alone in isolation in Italy due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, he still holds his country in his heart.
He disclosed that he has bought some masks, gloves and sanitisers for the women and children's ward for a hospital in Kumasi.
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He also said bought the same items for some hospitals and Police and Muslim community in Berekum where he started his football.
"And in the village I was born, I donated a lot of stuff to the police and the hospitals.They're saying prevention is better than cure, so I wanted them to have these things to be safe and be very careful of this dangerous virus," he said.
"The numbers are increasing, so next week I need to send some more stuff to hospitals.We will keep doing it until we see this virus is gone. I am in the middle of it here and I know how much I'm struggling here so we all need to help and take care of people in Africa.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Shatta Wale, Fancy Gadam and Kuami Eugene among others, put up a spectacular performance for viewers at home at Ghana’s COVID-19 Virtual Concert organized by the Ministry of Communication.
The concert was streamed live on GHONE TV, UTV, the Ministry’s social media handles, and other affiliate stations.
Kuami Eugene got on stage to do most of his hit songs like 'Obiaato' and 'Wish Me Well' among other songs.
Fancy Gadam also performed most of his hits songs on stage to thrill his fans who were watching at home.
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