By Francis Tawiah, Duisburg, Germany
Germany’s World Cup winning coach, Joachim Loew, has been sponsoring poor children in Ghana for several years, as he is and wife have been unable to have any children of their own after 25 years of marriage.
The coach, who steered the European to the World Cup title in Brazil last two weeks, has been paying for the upkeep for many children in orphanages in Ghana.
But the names of the orphanages, the disbursing officer and the nature and other details of the packages that the German has been giving to the Ghanaian children is unknown.
Loew and wife, would have liked to have had their own children, but unfortunately it is not the case, so he decided to help children in poor countries, particularly in Africa
“My wife and I, unfortunately don’t have children, we would have actually liked to be with our own kids, unfortunately it’s not the case,” Loew said.
Loew, reported about his engagement for children in Ghana in an interview with a children’s news programme in Germany last Thursday, after he was hailed in the country for his success in Brazil.
Because he has personally seen many miserable children in this world, especially in Africa, it compelled him to engage in financial assistance to (poor) children who are in dire need.
Loew, was in Tanzania twice to visit orphans in the early 1990 and according to him, he discovered that many children were totally helpless.
Some were lying helplessly by roadside, while others were too sick without any medical attention and no one taking care of them.
The 54-year old coach, in an interview for children news also said that he has been married for more than 25 years, but they keep themselves completely out of the prying eye of the public.
According to the children’s aid organisation Plan international Germany, the coach has been sponsoring children in Ghana since 2010.
In the same year, he supported a project in Rwanda to facilitate sports courts for primary schools and also equipped school teams with jerseys and footballs.