US ELECTION: Meet The Only African Football Star That President Donald Trump Loves So Much
As we await the outcome of the US Election, let’s refresh your memory to when President Donald Trump couldn’t hide his adnmiration for Tanzanian Hadhara Charles Mjeja. She gained global attention, including a tweet from Trump, when footage of her freestyle football skills went viral.
Hadhara, said she started playing as a young child using orange peels, says she love doing keepie-uppies, her hobby which has turned into a source of income and has since 9 African countries showcasing her talent.
The star herself was pleased to receive acclaim from such high-profile quarters. “It feels good that Donald Trump shared the video,” Charles told CNN. “Here I am not paid. Sports doesn’t pay.”
According to the CNN, Charles, a mother of two, is a specialist in the art of freestyle soccer, which is based on juggling and tricks with the ball using any part of the body. Freestyle has become a popular pursuit around the world and the leading exponents compete in prestigious international championships.
Charles started playing football at the age of 12 while in primary school, inspired by watching the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. Her favorite players are the now-retired Brazilian icons Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.
“I admired them and (they) made me learn football and play with the boys in my school,” says Charles.
Charles has been forced to leave Tanzania to make any money from her passion. She routinely travels by bus to Lilongwe, Malawi, where the clip was filmed, to perform on the streets. Charles earns around $4 a day for her efforts.
Despite the limited rewards, Charles’ love of the game is undiminished and her skills echo the joyful style of the great Brazilian soccer stars she looks up to. “I want to do this full time, but I also want it to pay and feed me,” she says. “I hope I can get some sort of sponsorship.”
Recognition from President Trump offers a moment of satisfaction for Charles. But her true ambition is to make those magical skills deliver a more comfortable life for her family.
Meet Manchester United’s Star Ryan Giggs’ 36 Year Old Girlfriend That He Almost Beat To Death | Police Have Arrested Him
Early Tuesday, former Manchester United star and Wales manager, Ryan Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend
According to Greater Manchester Police, they said Giggs had been arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault and bailed pending further inquiries.
Immediately, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) said Giggs will not be involved in Wales’ three scheduled November games, with assistant coach Robert Page instead taking charge.
The question on many people’s mouth is who is the lady that Giggs assaulted.