Mubarak Wakaso calls on Ya-Naa ahead of AFCON tournament

Ghana Blacks Stars midfielder, Mubarak Wakaso has on Wednesday, May 29 paid a curtesy call on the Overlord of Dagbon Kingdom, Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama II at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

The purpose of the visit according to team was to congratulate the Ya-Naa as new Overload of Dagbon State whose enskinment brought closure on the chieftaincy crises between two royal gates, the Abudus and Andanis.

The Deportivo Alaves star together with his entourage were led by his elder brother and former captain of Real Tamale United (RTU), Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Bobby to meet with the King.

“We are here today upon a decision by our brother to pay homage to your majesty on enskinment as the Father our great kingdom,” he stated.

“Indeed, he was in Spain on club duties when your majesty was officially installed Ya-Naa. So upon coming back home as a proud son of Dagbon after the football season had ended, he decided to come and formally congratulate and seek your blessings,” Alhaji Rahman Bobby added.

However, the team presented a ram (sheep), food items and assorted drinks to the King ahead of the Edul-Fitir celebration next month June 5.

Wakaso also used the opportunity to present his official club replica jersey to the Ya-Naa and called on him to support and pray for the Black Stars during the AFCON tournament in Egypt next month (June).

On his part, an elated Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama commended Wakaso for his hard work in his football career, and extolled him as a great representative of Dagbon in the diaspora.

Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama urged the former Celtic loanee to continue the hard work and to keep making Dagbon proud at club level and with the Blacks Stars.

“You have our support and we’ll continue praying for you and the Blacks Stars to bring home the AFCON to Ghana,” Ya-Naa noted.

He also called for his support for the young footballers in Yendi with soccer kits and other equipment.

Meanwhile, Mubarak Wakaso is part of Coach James Appiah’s 30-man professional square invited for camping in Dubai ahead of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

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