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Obama: I played because of my mother’s wishes

Youssef Obama

Yousef Ibrahim ‘Obama’ scored the winner for Ittihad of Alexandria against El-Entag El-Harby, hours after learning of the passing of his mother.

On loan from Zamalek, Obama won the game for Ittihad of Alexandria in stoppage time and immediately broke into tears. He learned of his mother’s passing only hours before the game, but he insisted on playing.

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After the match, Obama remarked, “I learned of my mother’s death only hours before the game, but I insisted on playing with my team.”

The talented youngster continued, “I wanted to follow my mother’s wishes not to leave my team for any reason. This is why I decided to play and not go to the funeral.”

Mohaned Ghanem, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Avid supporter of all things Egypt, especially Al Ahly. Gooner.

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