Kwame Oboadie, a Ghanaian media personality, has narrated how his love for dough made from grounded cassava, better known as fufu in parts of West and central Africa, stopped him from pursuing a career in football.
Oboadie made the disclosure in an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay show in Ghana.
According to him, he had to choose between the local delicacy and his promising football career.
“I wasn’t able to become the footballer I had always wished to be because I loved fufu so much. Anytime I got back from playing soccer, my parents will reserve cooked cassava with soup for me to eat because according to them, I failed to help them pound it,” hew said.
“It went on and on until they devised a new strategy to trigger me to stay at home and not play football anymore.
“This time around, they crushed the fufu into lumps and poured the soup on it so it get spoilt anytime I return from the field. I changed my mind and stopped playing football so I can get to eat some good fufu. I chose fufu over my football career.”