Pah-Modou Kah heeft besloten te stoppen met voetballen op zijn 36ste. De cultheld van Roda JC Kerkrade heeft afscheid genomen in een brief.

De brief is gericht naar zijn dochter, waarin hij emotioneel zijn leven en carrière omschrijft. Zo heeft hij het er over hoe zijn transitie van Gambia naar Noorwegen was en dat de Eredivisie zijn springplank was.

Hier een deel van zijn brief:

” My decision turned out the be the right one, because after only one and a half years in Sweden I signed with Roda JC in the Netherlands. My dream came true and I was lucky enough to play there for seven years. Roda will always hold a special place in my heart. I went through highs and lows with the team, but it was probably the most memorable part of my career. Have you seen my goal? Who would have thought! 

It’s also the place where I met your mommy. That’s why it became my second home. I hope to return as a coach one day and make you and the fans proud. 

At the age of 31, after seven years in the Eredivisie it was time for a change of scenery. Qatar came along and we went for it. It did turn out to be an amazing journey. We met some wonderful, kind, respectful and welcoming people. And we had never felt so safe in our entire lives. The whole experience made us open up to any opportunity in the Middle East, so when I was able to sign in Saudi Arabia, we didn’t hesitate. Although life there wasn’t easy, it also brought us closer to our religion and made us aware of what truly mattered, appreciate the little things in life and especially our freedom. ”

Met zijn goal bedoelt hij natuurlijk deze:

Voor de hele brief, kun je bij deze link terecht: