Young legless Ivorian dreams big inspired by football star Lukaku
13 March 2021 | 12:40 pm
The disability that accompanies him since birth never stopped Ibrahim Traore, a 21-year-old Ivorian legless football player, from playing hard in the field, channelling his idol, football Belgian international Romelu Lukaku. Ibrahim (or simply Lukaku, as his friends and teammates call him) could be seen competing in Bouake, a metropolis that was once the sanctuary of the Ivorian rebellion, on Sunday.
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