On the field Mumuni Abubakar is known as one of the toughest and ruthless defensive midfielders but off field the Ghanaian is just sweet with a heart of gold.
Sweet to an extent that he makes sure that he carries packets of sweets to each and every Black Leopards home match in order to hand out to kids outside the Thohoyandou Stadium.
For Leopards’ past four home fixtures, FARPost.co.za has been following Abubakar as he arrived with the rest of his teammates (see video below) and consistently meeting the kids before going to the dressing room.
“The reason I do what you see me doing is not something new; 1. I love kids and 2. I love giving, I believe in giving because they said givers never lack,” Abubakar explains to FARPost.co.za
“You must know that I am a Muslim so there is this thing in Arabic they call Sadaqah – it means (voluntary offering). So back home (Ghana) when I go to the Malls on Fridays I give kids not necessarily sweets but sometimes I give them Biscuits or Oranges,” he said.
“When I come to Thohoyandou Stadium I find a lot of kids so I am like okay since I can’t give them in the malls these are also kids so I can make them smile so that’s the reason why I do what I do.”
The 26-year-old practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad.
By Ofhani Munyai