I sold pure water and became a 'trotro' mate - Abeiku Ainooson shares powerful rag to riches story

I sold pure water and became a 'trotro' mate - Abeiku Ainooson shares powerful rag to riches story

  • Abeiku Ainooson recalls selling pure water and working as a 'trotro' mate to make ends meet
  • The former Kotoko defender recounted his struggle with homelessness due to extreme poverty
  • Ainooson shared his rag to riches story in an interview with Television CK

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Former Kotoko defender, Abeiku Ainooson, has shared his grace to glory story of how football turned his life around after resorting to selling pure water to survive.

According to the Takoradi-born player, he had to eke a living from selling pure water at the City's Central Market due to extreme poverty.

Ainooson revealed that he struggled with homelessness, living in a shabby kiosk that belonged to his then-girlfriend. The rounds of difficulties made him contemplate quitting the sport.

I sold pure water and became a 'trotro' mate - Abeiku Ainooson shares rag to riches story
I sold pure water and became a 'trotro' mate - Abeiku Ainooson shares rag to riches story. Image: crabbimedia
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Life smiles on him

However, life smiled on him and allowed him to change his fortunes when the late coach EK Afranie selected him to play for a Black Satellite call up, and things soon started improving.

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Ainooson recalls joining Inter Allies after the tournament before moving to Adubease where his talent gained national recognition.

During this period as a captain for Edubease, he was working as a minibus conductor, popularly referred to as 'trotro' mate, and recalled an incident with a police officer that led him and the driver to lose their daily sales.

After four years of playing with Edubease, Ainooson alongside Christopher Bonney, Yahaya Mohammed, and Seidu Bance joined Asante Kotoko where he became an established player.

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In a previous story, a Ghanaian business owner and author, Eric Ebo Acquah, has shared how he overcame challenges to become a successful businessman in the floral and affordable housing industries.

With his birth characterised by strange circumstances, he had a turbulent childhood but defied the odds.

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According to Ebo Acquah, two years after his birth, he had not taken his first step coupled with delayed speech. As a result, his mother named him Jephthah as she believed he would triumph over the challenges.

Ghanaian prophet donates church offering & donations

In a separate story, a Ghanaian preacher, Apostle Victor Hounkpati, changed the life of a pastor by donating his entire church offering and donations received at a Sunday service to him.

In a post seen on the Facebook page of Apostle Victor Hounkpati Ministries, the church claimed the pastor wanted to commit suicide due to financial challenges he was facing in his ministry and personal life at the time.

''On Sunday, May 19, 2019, during the HOGCOAN Sunday Service, the Holy Spirit led Apostle Victor Hounkpati to a gentleman sitting at the immediate front row. The Holy Spirit spoke through Apostle Victor Hounkpati as he revealed the storms blowing in this gentleman's ministry and personal life,'' the post read.

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