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The Story Of Baba Yara; One of Ghana’s Greatest Footballers

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The Story Of Baba Yara; One of Ghana’s Greatest Footballers

Baba Yara (real name Osman Seidu) was a Ghanaian international football player. He was popularly known as the “King of Wingers” and started his career as a horse jockey player as a youngster at the Accra Turf Club from 1950–1955. 

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He was a former player of Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Ghana. He was signed by Asante Kotoko in 1955 and he made his debut as a player of the Ghana Black Stars in 1955. He was part of the Ghana National team that won the African Cup of Nations in 1963. He played for Ghana in their unsuccessful 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. He is regarded as one of the best Ghanaian wingers of all time.

At the age of 26, he was injured in a motor collision at Kpeve in the Volta region while travelling back to Accra with his team, Real Republicans. His team played against Volta Heroes of Kpandu and won on the 24th of March 1963. He suffered a spinal injury and was paralyzed and never played again

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