Boakai Trying to Take It One Step At A Time


When Hanson Boakai thinks back to the time when he first discovered his passion for soccer, he remembers not having shoes. 

Born and raised, through early childhood, in the poverty-stricken West African republic of Guinea-Bissau, playing soccer was more than just a favourite pastime. 

“It was all we ever did,” Boakai recalled, speaking to Goal Canada by telephone. “There was no hockey, there was no basketball—it was just soccer.” 

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