Football is a highly energetic sport that requires lots of physical, emotional, mental input from a player to execute the coach’s ideas on the field in order to achieve its season’s targets and objectives.
For footballers of Muslim faith, the holy month of Ramadan is a sacred period where one devotes a month not to eat or drink between sunrise and sunset.
During this period, lots of players (Muslims) are either given fewer match games to reduce the workload that the strain of playing football brings about or are placed on specialized regiments to help bring out their very best for the club’s overall success.
Saharafootball.net got closer to devout footballer, Zakaria Mumuni, who has religiously spoken about how he is coping in the sacred month of Ramadan and playing football.
“It’s very difficult to fast and play, you know in Ghana the weather is not favorable in these
times, we take a lot of water in order to stay hydrated for the task ahead”.
“See, playing football and fasting is physically exhausting but we try our best for the fans to
happy at the end of the day. We are here to make them happy, that’s our job”. he ended.
Ahmed Satar, Habib Mohammed, Yusuf Mubarak, Ganiyu Abdul, Latiff Anabila, Mudasiru Salifu, are a few names currently plying their trade in the league and embarking on this spiritual journey.
The spiritual exercise of Ramadan started from April 13th – 13th May 2021.