SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS TO THOMAS PARTEY’S NEW NAME ‘YAKUBU’ AFTER MARRYING A MUSLIM LADY
Deputy Black Stars captain Thomas Partey has confirmed he has changed his name to Yakubu after converting to Islam following his recent marriage to Moroccan partner, Sara Bella.
Ghanaian football fans have voiced mixed emotions following Thomas Partey’s confirmation of adopting a new name after converting to Islam.
The Arsenal midfield linchpin revealed he adopted the name ‘Yakubu’ following his switch of religions.
Partey, who missed Ghana’s recent qualifiers due to an injury he sustained in April, further disclosed his Moroccan heartthrob, Sara Bella, influenced his switch from Christianity to Islam.
He was recently installed as the Development Chief in his hometown, Manya Krobo, in the Eastern region with the stool name ‘Mahefalor’, which means defender of the Krobo land.
Partey’s confirmation of a name change has sparked a reaction from football-loving fans and the wider Ghanaian populace.