Accra, Aug. 31, GNA
– Mr. Ibrahim Kailani Kpa, a football fan known for dressing like a fetish
priest during football matches, on Wednesday, August 31, left Accra for Brasil
to participate in a two-week interactive programme with sports fans in the
South American country.
Mr. Kpa’s trip to
Brasil, hosts of the two multiple sports festivals, Olympic and Paralympic
Games, was under the auspices of the the biggest television station in Brasil,
This follows his
selection as the third best football fan by the TV Station in a special
competition, during the 2014 Federation of International Football Association
(FIFA) World Cup in Brasil.
During the two-week
programme, Mr. Kpa, will visit some of the venues of the event Paralympic Games
and take part in some television discussions on football and sports in general.
Speaking to the GNA
Sports, before his departure, Mr. Kpa said, he was not surprised by the
invitation from the television station, which organized the competition.
According to him,
the two-week programme should have been executed immediately after the world
cup, but noted that it was better late than never.
Mr. Kpa, said the
two-week programme offers him the opportunity to exhibit the true
sportsmanship, by galvanizing support for the Paralympic Games and other
activities he will be engaging in.
Mr. Kpa is unique
for dressing like a fetish priest during football matches especially when the
national teams are playing.
He dresses in a war
smock, with kente trousers, with a powdered face, dreadlocks and traditional
hat to match.
He became very
popular during 2014 World Cup among the Brasilian fans.