Today, December 5, would have been the 43rd birthday of Christopher Opoku, founder of Footy-Ghana.com and a household name before his death. He left behind three kids and a wife, Vivian.
This is Mrs. Opoku’s note to her love, her friend, and her life:
I have your home made cake ready.
I have your favourite wine and the table set
Sitting here waiting.
It feels like Chris has gone outside Accra/Ghana to do commentary.
And he’ll be coming back.
I’m waiting Chris. Will you be coming back?
Can you hear me on your cloud, Chris?
I miss the strength you brought me. And the comfort it gave.
And on your birthday, my love, it’s so hard, pretending to be brave.
But I have found hidden courage. And it helps to see me through.
It quietens me and protects me. And I know it comes from you.
Here on earth we shared a life.
And as happy as it could be, I never took for granted, all you meant to me.
So I shall spend your birthday dreaming that you were here,
Helping me to wipe every silent tear.
As I shed some birthday tears typing, just remember I love you and forever will.
You, Chris, are IRREPLACEABLE.
GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING. I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN CHRISTOPHER NANA OPOKU.
PLEASE COME BACK … PLEASE.