Zoom interview was scheduled for 11:25 am. The ‘usual’ process with players/athletes is that you get onto your laptop and wait – five or ten minutes at most but Baba Sule was prompt.
He popped up on the screen looking for an old version of himself – obviously because age has caught with him. He sounded good, sprightly but, there was a sort of sadness in his eyes. Sule is easily one of the unluckiest players the sport has ever seen.
How do you make sense of winning the World Cup, signing for Real Madrid as a youngster and ending up as a kit man for one of Madrid’s fringe clubs?
A wee 26 years ago though, Sule was on top of the world. He had left the Kumasi Cornerstones as a young boy, walked into the Black Starlets set up and had gone on to win the U-17 World Cup in style while scoring in the final.