The best part about living in Denmark is that it's very easy to travel and visit other nearby European countries. I've visited Germany and Sweden on my day off, usually a Tuesday. On this particular Tuesday I decided to take a trip to London!
I've spent a lot of time in England in my past. As a sixteen year old I trained with Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County as well. I decided or I guess my parents decided that I needed a college education. At the time I wanted to go professional right away but looking back I thank them for pushing me to get an education. Who knows what might have been had I skipped college? Good or bad I'm grateful.
It was a beautiful day in London and I called for an Uber when I arrived at Stansted. After a few minutes of conversation with the Uber driver I found out he was from Ghana and we spoke the same language! It was such a coincidence. His name is Len and he ended up just driving me around all day and showing me around. Safe to say I made a new friend. My first stop was Stamford Bridge, the home of the Blues. What a beautiful stadium! One of my favorite players of all time is Didier Drogba. We share the same birthday, I've read his book and have spent hours watching several videos of him just studying his movement. One of the most complete strikers of all time. It was great seeing his old stomping grounds.
Next I went to Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham. Fulham has had several Americans represent them. Brian McBride, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Kasey Keller and Eddie Johnson are the first players that come to mind. By this time I was hungry so Len and I went to Asafo Restaurant and I had banku and pepper with tilapia and also some jollof. I ate so much and I was delighted to have Ghanaian food. I spent the night at a nearby hotel and in the morning flew back home in time for training in the afternoon.
From a kid born and raised in Tema, Ghana 🇬🇭 . To living in Newark, New Jersey 🇺🇸 and then spending four years in New York attending college. I am blessed for everything life has brought my way. This chapter living alone in Europe has been very eye opening for me and I've grown a lot in my time here. Life is too short so do what makes you happy. Soccer has brought me a lot of joy and opportunities to be able to travel and see the world. Enjoy the pictures!