Baba Yara

Baba Yara, whose real name was Osman Seidu, was more than just a football player; he was an icon in Ghanaian sports. His journey began with a simple nickname – "Baba." Born as Osman Seidu Maada, he inherited his moniker from his mother after a striking incident. While playing football and hitting the ball hard against a wall, his mother, seated behind that very wall, exclaimed, "Ei, Baba Yara!" The nickname "Baba Yara" stuck with him for life.