The contents of Timothy’s bags was pretty minimal when he left for Ghana six months ago. There were few necessities and few luxuries and I suppose that were he to have had to dump his possessions or to make a choice what to take and what to leave behind, the soccer balls would not have been in the ‘left behind’ grouping. There were few items on the priority list, but topping that list was soccer balls, for Timothy knows that wherever he goes, soccer is the universal language — it’s the great equalizer — anywhere.
Timothy had an opportunity to go with his Ghanaian friend, Clem, to visit Clem’s home village. A treat was to go to the beach. and. play. soccer.
Then… “small friends in Tacrodi”