Football fans in England were hit with the news that legendary BBC commentator, John Motson, was retiring from his position at the end of the current football season.
Motson or “Motty” as he is popularly called, worked for the BBC for 50 years, as one of their commentators and his voice and general style of running commentary on football matches caught on with fans.
But apart from the fans, one Ghanaian will be very sad at Motson’s departure.
Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah has spoken to the Birmingham Mail news portal about the vital role Motson played in the very early stages of his football career.
“I was sponsored by John Motson, the Match of the Day commentator. That’s his local side, Barnet. When I used to play for them he sponsored me because he liked me and I think he wanted to contribute to his local side.”
Adomah played for Barnet from 2007 to 2010 and he scored 14 goals in 112 appearances. His performances helped him get a move to Bristol City and subsequently moved on to Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.
Adomah, like many others in England, enjoyed Motson’s commentary as he covered 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships, 29 FA Cup finals and more than 200 matches of the English senior team.
The player has played forty matches for Aston Villa so far and has three goals to his name.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana');