Meet Daniel Dadson, The Physically Challenged Coach Touching Lives In Kumasi Tafo

Meet Daniel Dadson, The Physically Challenged Coach Touching Lives In Kumasi Tafo

  • Daniel Dadson was born with a physical challenge, and to most people, this should have hindered his dreams
  • But the 30-year-old, who loves football, coaches young children who belong to the Invincible Sporting Club in Kumasi Tafo
  • Even though he is not a certified coach yet, he hopes to become one in the near future

Daniel Dadson, a graduate of the University of Education, Winneba, is proving that physical challenge shouldn't be a hindrance to helping others.

The young man lives in Kumasi Tafo with his grandmother and is a coach for Invincible FC, a football team for young boys in the neighbourhood.

According to his grandmother, Maame Efua Mensah, they brought Daniel to her when he was two weeks old, and he has not seen his mother for more than half of his life.

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Coach Daniel Dadson proves disability is not inability
Daniel Dadson said he wants to be a professional coach in the near future Photo credit: TV3 Ghana Source: Facebook
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"They gave birth to him somewhere and brought him to me when he was two weeks old. I cared for him for three months and realised he could not walk. When he was much younger, he enjoyed playing football. So we bought him a ball from the market. I pray God blesses his work," Maame Efua Mensah said.

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Despite his disability, Daniel's love for football makes him help other children who want to be professional footballers in the future.

He gets ready every morning to go to the training field and walks for 20 minutes from his house to the field.

"My dream is to become a top-notch coach in the near future. So I decided to start with the kids. We all know the stigma involved. When they see you as a physically challenged person, they always say you cannot do anything. Meanwhile, disability is not inability."

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The 30-year-old believes he can be whatever he wants despite his disability. He admires the coach of Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum, and hopes even to be better than him.

"It is because of his style of play for me, I love Champagne football."

Daniel Dadson has a lot of players under his tutelage at the Invincible Sporting Club. Some of his boys now play professional football outside Ghana, including Alex Opoku plays in Cyrus with Aris Limassol Football Club and Abu Francis plays for Cercle Brugge.

Watch the video below:

Comments on the video

There have been several reactions to the video. Most people who commented hoped Daniel Dadson would get help to be a household name in football. Read some of the comments below:

@Osei Kwame Okyere said:

Wow ❤️❤️❤️❤️.....I pray for you.....not necessarily as topnotch coach but as agent who will sell someone one day...who will become African superstar and that will be your breakthrough Amen....I send you loves❤️❤️❤️

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@Nana Osei Bioh commented:

I hope he gets a helper who can make his dream a reality

@Antwi Emmanuel wrote:

May God gives him favour and big men to support the good things of Daniel

@Gatbam Jahsent said:

Proud of you man. I saw this passion in you at the university. I pray you move far

@Abla Dogbey indicated:

Touching story,I pray he gets sponsorship. God bless his hustle

@Boss Rule wrote:

May the Almighty God gives him good health for his ambitions

@Young Kojo-Genius II commented:

Wow I have been waiting for this TM Dani ❤️❤️❤️ I know you will surely get there God's willing TM #Daniel Dadson One of the Finest asset in Ghana Football Kumasi Football Tafo to be precise. Invisible to the whole wiase. TM God bless you Tanko watching from Qatar

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian woman living in Germany admitted that she is happy living as a person with a disability as she receives several benefits.

She said that physically challenged people have a disability card, which serves two purposes: "The first one is, you can drive with this card to any part of Germany free of charge. Also, you are given priority anytime you are in a queue."

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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