Thomas Partey, the Black Stars‘ assistant captain, has revealed that he has chosen a Muslim name. He chose the name after converting to Islam after his recent marriage to Moroccan Sara Bella. He stated that his Muslim name is Yakubu and did so during a friendly conversation with his friend, Nana Aba Anamoah.
“I have a girl I love, I know my side chicks will leave me but it’s no problem. I grew up with Muslims so at the end of the day, it’s the same thing. I’m already married and my Muslim name is Yakubu.”
The former Atletico Madrid player was born as a Christian in Ghana’s eastern region but converted to Islam because he grew up with Muslims, according to him. Jacob is the English translation of his name. It’s unclear whether he’ll also change the number on his shirt. Nothing is known for the time being, and we will have to wait.