Serie A side Bologna have followed midfielder Godfred Donsah to Ghana to file his life story which details how his father who could hardly feed his family had to stowaway as an illegal immigrant via Lampedusa to Italy.
Kweku Takyi, Donsah’s father left behind his family of five, including the Bologna star, his three sisters and a wife to get over the peninsula in the company of 21 other illegal immigrants in 2007.
The journey was a perilous travel through Libya where they walked over the dessert for seven days with little and sometimes no food and water.
Takyi could not offer his family three square meals and sometimes the kids were sacked home from school for not being able to pay their school fees.
Donsah’s success story as a talented player now in the Serie A where he had the likes of Chelsea and Juventus chasing for his signature, has seen the player’s success being documented, hence the journey with the crew back home. The crew which included his agent, Oliver Arthur went to the family’s cocoa farm which his mother and sisters still put their hands to. Donsah was recently invited to the national team by Avram Grant but missed the opportunity due to an injury.
He was spotted at a tournament in Accra by popular football agent, Oliver Arthur who is noted to have scouted the likes of Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Afriyie Acquah of Roda JC Kerkrade of Holland and Serie A side, Torino respectively.