It is usual for a young footballer to earn a nickname from other greats in the sport but this wasn’t exactly the case for former Asante Kotoko player Frederick Boateng.
Having left Inter Allies to join Ethiopian side Welwalo Adigrat, Frederick Boateng returned to the country to sign for Asante Kotoko in 2018.
The 26-year-old during his brief spell with the Porcupine Warriors was nicknamed ‘obinim sticker’ to the surprise of many with reason relatively unknown.
The player in an interview with Nimde3 FM revealed the reason behind the tag.
“As a footballer, I believe in prayers and with that, I don’t joke with my church. I had this friend who stays close to where I was staying during my time with Asante Kotoko.
“He invited me to his church one day, but before then, I asked him the name of the church, and he told me it’s Angel Obinim’s church. Personally, I have not met Angel Obinim before, so I decided to go with him”, Frederick Boateng is quoted.
“When I went there, the man [Angel Obinim] came to where I was staying and started telling me things about my career and my secret as well.
“So there was one presenter in Kumasi who was watching the church service live on TV so when he saw me there, the presenter came on air to announce that, I have been attending Angel Obinim’s church to seek for spiritual help, and that’s when Kotoko fans and Ghanaians started calling me Obinim Sticker”, he narrated.
Meanwhile, Daniel Obinim, also known as Angel Obinim, is the senior Head Bishop of International God’s Way Church in Ghana.
The sticker by the renown Bishop is famously mooted to perform various miracles and healings.