Georginio Wijnaldum Meets Ghana’s National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu


Netherland International, Georginio Wijnaldum met with Ghana’s National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu and he was excited seeing the spiritual leader.

Wijnaldum was in Ghana with fellow compatriot Memphis Depay for an off-season break, after a highly competitive season with their clubs.

The 32-year-old spent the last two seasons in Italy on loan at AS Roma, having joined Paris Saint Germain from Liverpool in the summer of 2021.

Georginio Wijnaldum Meets Ghana's National Chief Imam
Georginio Wijnaldum spotted enjoying the holiday in Ghana

He visited the spiritual leader of Ghana’s Muslim community at his premises in Accra, Ghana and he did share his delight via social media.

The former Newcastle United midfielder expressed that he was “very grateful” meeting the Chief Imam Of Ghana.

Georginio Wijnaldum was excited to meet Ghana’s National Chief Imam

Wijnaldum wrote on Twitter: “Very grateful to meet the incredibly inspiring 104 year old Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, the Chief Imam of Ghana and member of the National Peace Council”.

The midfielder, all things being equal, should make a return to Paris Saint Germain following the end of his two-year loan deal with AS Roma.

He should be joining up with the squad for their pre-season tour in Japan, as they gear up for the 2023/24 season.

Georginio Wijnaldum contributed his own quota to AS Roma as they won the first ever UEFA Europa Conference League.

Georginio Wijnaldum Meets Ghana's National Chief Imam
Wijnaldum contributed his own quota to AS Roma

He was also a member of the side that made it to the final of the 2022/23 Europa League, although he had a campaign blighted with injuries.

The 32-year-old who was part of the triumphant Liverpool squad that won the Champions League title in 2019 will be hoping he can stay fit for the entire duration of 2023/24 season.

However, it is uncertain if he can get a starting shirt with the Parisians who are still in search of a manager.

The Rotterdam-born player was groomed by a Ghanaian step-dad and was making use of the surname (Boateng), prior to dropping it several years ago for his mother’s maiden name (Wijnaldum).

Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay are currently in Ghana enjoying the holiday and they have been seen visiting several places and engaging in humanitarian works.

The duo helped in funding the renovation of a boxing gym in Accra alongside visiting the Cape Coast school for the deaf.

Georginio Wijnaldum Meets Ghana's National Chief Imam
Georginio Wijnaldum joined Paris Saint Germain from Liverpool in 2021

Who is Georginio Wijnaldum and when was he born?

Wijnaldum is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain and the Netherlands national team.

He was born on the 11th of November, 1990.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s parents?

The name of his mother is Maureen Widnaldum, while the name of his father is Ramon van La Parra.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s siblings?

He has three brothers namely; Rajiv van La Parra, Giliano Wijnaldum, Rogerio Wijnaldum.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s girlfriend and when did they start dating?

The name of Wijnaldum’s girlfriend is Mirella Pereira, he was previously in a relationship with Virginia Braaf.

Georgino Wijnaldum’s children?

Wijnaldum has four children from two different relationships.

He has two daughters; Ki-yeann Lia Elouise and Aysia-Mae.

He also has two sons namely; Julian Emilio, and Jacian Emile.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s net worth, market value and salary?

His net worth is estimated to be within the region of £28 million – £32 million.

According to Transfermkt, the market value of Wijnaldum is €8,000,000 and he earns £8.5 million yearly at PSG.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s stats?

He has made 629 appearances in his career, scoring 121 goals and providing 60 assists.

Clubs Georginio Wijnaldum has played for in his career?

The 32-year-old has played for Feyenoord, Jong PSV, PSV Eindhoven, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain and AS Roma ( On-loan from PSG).

Georginio Wijnaldum’s position?

Wijnaldum’s primary position is at the center of midfield but he can also play as an attacking midfielder when need be.


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