Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 3
Busy rearing his herd of cattle at Chumo village of Adampur right here, Razaak Ali doesn’t present any signal of fear concerning the destiny of his son and soccer star Anwar Ali. It was discovered final yr that the 20-year-old soccer sensation has a congenital coronary heart illness. The All-India Football Federation is to determine his destiny in aggressive soccer within the subsequent 10 days.
“Allah will take care of Anwar. When the whole country is praying for him, why should I worry?” says Razaak.
“The biggest solace for me is that a Kolkata-based hospital, where Anwar has undergone some medical tests, has given him clearance. So, on the basis of this report, the AIFF may also give him the go-ahead,” says his father.
Razaak says, “We never knew Anwar had a heart disease. He has never shown any signs of fatigue. He started playing when he was barely eight and has played quite a few international events. Anwar has undergone so many medical tests but this problem never surfaced. We were shocked when he was diagnosed with this disease by a Mumbai hospital. We were told that he has the disease since childhood. When he stayed with us during the lockdown, we did not notice any slackness in him even after rigorous exercise. As soon as Minerva Academy, Chandigarh, opened two months ago, he left for his training.”
He says final month, his son got here dwelling for a couple of days, however quickly left for Kolkata to participate in a coaching camp forward of a match beginning there on September 20.
Asked if he felt that the choice may impression the monetary prospects of the household, Razaak says, “Surely… but we are very optimistic. Though Anwar has been in the game for the past few years, he has been doing especially well on the financial front for the past two years.”