Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso says God favored him ahead of his siblings to become an iconic footballer he is today.
Both Alhaji Abdul Rahman and Murtala Wakaso were one-time professional footballers with former Ghana Premier League side Real Tamale United in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Alhaji Rahman, a former skipper (centre-back) and Murtala (a left back) were popular and key players during the glorious days of RTU in the GPL.
Speaking in an interview with Tamale-based NTV, the former Espanol player mentioned Abdul Rashid Wakaso was also another exceptional and gifted footballer in the family.
According to him, God favored him as well as hard work to become a football icon ahead of his siblings.
“My brothers were more gifted and talented than me but only Allah [God] knows best,” Mubarak told host Mohammed Hafiz.
“They were so good and naturally gifted and everyone knows this for a fact. Unfortunately their career couldn’t travel like mine but it is the will of God and we all know their time and ours is different,” he added.
Wakaso, 30, joined Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning F.C. in 2019 from La Liga side Deportivo Alavez.
He earned his debut call up the Black Stars by Coach James Kwasi-Appiah in November 2012.
The workaholic midfielder played over 50 games scoring 12 goals since for Ghana.
He younger brother Alhassan Wakaso is also a midfielder who has played most of his professional career in the Portuguese top-flight with Vitoria SC.