Liberian Varney is making waves in Ghana

Liberian Varney is making waves in Ghana

By Andile & Mandla Dladla

One of the most important aspects of making it in any avenue is finding the will to begin and like they say, a journey of a thousand steps starts with a single step.

For Varney Boakai Sando Jr, his journey started in the dusty streets of Monrovia, the capital city of Monrovia, the same country that produced the incredible George Weah and Mamelodi Sundowns legendary Anthony Laffor.

Sando Jr, who credits his father for his achievements and success, grew up in Monrovia from where he was spotted by Ghanaian Premier League side Accra Great Olympics.

He recalls growing up as a kid being told stories that football should be considered a hobby or just a pastime as it cannot be regarded as a career that could provide a change in one’s life.

Varney cannot help but still enthuse about the recently ended African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He congratulated Senegal for winning the tournament but also praised Cameroon for hosting a magnificent event.

“I was also happy to see some great performances from Ivory Coast as they were the team I supported even though they eventually got knocked out,” said Sando Jr.

“l was also impressed by some of the performances dished out by the likes of Badre Sangare of JDR Stars who is the first choice goalkeeper in the Glad Africa Championship in SA.

“We also need to give CAF credit for introducing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in the history of the tournament and I hope it would be introduced from the start to the end of the tournament and not only during the knockout stage.”

He is looking to one day play in one of the big leagues in the world and grow as a player so that he will be able to open doors for young players that would one day want to follow in his footsteps.

“One should always be ready to work harder than anyone else so that what you put in is able to give you back results that will be satisfactory and push you to limits never reached before.”

In his spare time the versatile Liberian who can play either as a winger or attacking midfielder enjoys listening to gospel music as it inspires him a lot and allows him to relax.

Varney joined Great Olympic in the January transfer window from Karela United hopes to find his feet quickly in order to help the team out in the second round phase of the league he describes as tough.

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