- Samuel Sarfo now plays for the Ghana national team after years working as a policeman for the team
- The 26-year-old got his first national call up after impressing for local side Liberty Professionals
- Sarfo is a corporal with the Ghana Police Service and has said he would continue to be a policeman
One of the most memorable success stories in recent times has to be that of Samuel Sarfo.
Less than two years ago, Sarfo was a policeman playing amateur football and regularly stationed to protect members of the Black Stars; the Ghanaian national football team.
Now he is a member of the squad after being called up for the Black Stars latest team.
Sarfo had to take the long root to become a professional. First he joined Liberty Professionals and in less than a year he was named captain in early 2016.
His got the position following the exit of season professionals Alfred Nelson and goalkeeper Daniel Nii Adjei.
Due to his performances and doubling duties as a policeman for the national team, the Ghana Football Association paid him a courtesy visit and hailed his dedication to the Ghanaian Premier League.
Sarfo, a corporal with the Ghana Police Service, told Joy Sports of his happiness when he was called up to the national team in May 2017.
"It was great hearing the news about my call-up to the team, I think hard work pays and this is the time I need to put in more hard work," he told Joy Sports.
"It has not been easy but we pray for strength to fight more because I am looking beyond the call-up."
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The 26-year-old will be hoping to play a part when Ghana play Ethiopia in an AFCON 2019 Qualifier.
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