Disability is not inability: Young man set eyes on coaching the Black Stars

Disability is not inability: Young man set eyes on coaching the Black Stars

  • James Eduful says his dream is to coach Ghana's Black Stars
  • He become disabled after an accident during a rainstorm
  • James helped set up a football team with his brother
  • He wants to further his coaching courses to be able to coach at the highest level

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A video of a young man, James Eduful, has emerged with him saying he wants to coach Ghana’s senior national football team.

In a video interview with SVTV host DJ Nyame, sighted by YEN.com.gh, James who is popularly known as Coach Sympathy said his dream is to become the first ever person with disability to coach the Black Stars.

Coach Sympathy said he lost his limbs when he was about six years old during a heavy downpour while going home with his mother.

Disability is not inability: Disabled young man set eyes on coaching the Black Stars
Disability is not inability: Disabled young man set eyes on coaching the Black Stars. Source:Facebook/svtvafrica
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“It was raining and my mom had to take us home because it was late. She carried me on her back but she slipped and fell. The next day, I could not get out of bed and after several attempts realised I could not walk.”

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Coach Sympathy said he always loved football and was not going to let the accident set him back so he decided to venture into coaching.

He narrated that his passion sent him to Kumasi where he set up a football team with his brother. His good works did not go unnoticed as someone recommended him to the owner of a Division 2 team in Kasoa.

“I travelled to Kumasi to set up my team with my brother. Later in 2017, I was invited to coach a division two club in Kosoa so I had to come to Accra. Back then, the club was not doing well in the first round of matches. But eventually, I changed their formation, doubled their training.”

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He continued by saying his hard work helped change the team's fortune around.

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“After the second round, I had won nine matches and drawn twice which propelled the team to third in the league standings”

Coach Sympathy’s success with the Kasoa club led to other teams extending offers for him but he could not accept because he did not have the required qualification.

“I have only one certificate which is a juvenile course. I want to study other coaching courses, but there is no money. I wish to have license A one day,”

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported earlier that Ghanaian police officer, Lance Corporal Simon Agbeko, has been honoured with an award at the Ghana Influential Youth Awards held Friday, July 9.

The junior police officer won the award for his self-financed projects and generous deeds toward the deprived in society and nation.

Lance Corporal Agbeko first emerged into the limelight after photos of him donating crutches to some physically impaired people on the street surfaced on social media.

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