I was born in 1991, in a suburb of western Västerås called Bäckby. Like in many other families in Bäckby, my parents left their native countries, Togo and Ghana, for a brighter future in Sweden. The majority of my childhood was spent on the soccer field, a place where I found my best friends, a place where I dared to dream big. My goal was to become a pro and play for a big international team, this I made clear for everyone in my surrounding. Unfortunately, the international break through didn’t come and after some time in Västerås IK and VSK in Division 2, a knee injury put a halt to the soccer career. Not the outcome that I anticipated, but I was still hopeful.