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Optimistic Berekum Chelsea goalkeeper, Dzado Melike talks early days, vision and the future

Following what has been a rocky journey before earning a chance to play in the Ghanaian football top division, Dzado Melike has opened up on his journey, ambition and quest to represent the national team.

The shot-stopper boast of vast experience after having featured for a number of clubs including Vision FC, Mighty Jet, Roberto FC, among others.

Now playing for Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana premier league, Dzado Melike spoke to Yuuf Zone Gh in a player profile on Friday.

On what has been his main challenge since taking up the football profession, the goalkeeper maintained that lack of support not just for him but most players from the Volta region remains an issue.

“Lack of support honestly because you need to be supported as a football. When there’s no support, you’ll work but nothing will come out if God doesn’t intervene, ” he said.

“The more you go higher the more challenges. I’m very happy for this platform [Yuuf Zone Gh]. If there have been platforms like this earlier I’m not sure some of us will be here. We might have gotten more exposure to showcase our talents.”

“We have a lot of talent in the region but for the lack of push or support, we are still in the region. When we go [out] we come back just like that”.

Widely rated due to his composure, good ball distribution and aerial prowess, Dzado revealed he began his footballing career as an outfield player before later deciding to man the goalpost.

On his memorable moment, Dzado Melike mentioned a game against Okwahu United where his side emerged 1-0 victors after what he described as a difficult game.

“My best moment was when we played a 1-0 against Okwahu United. It wasn’t an easy task and as a goalkeeper keeping that clean sheet and winning the game remains my best moment.”

“I want to wear the national colours to defend my country. I love my nation and I enjoy seeing people wear the national colours on tv playing football ” Dzado emphasised as his vision.

“I want to join the national team fo any call-up. I’m ever ready. From there I want to travel to Europe”.

Former Vision FC Serbian trainer, Vivic Vladislav had huge remarks for the talented goalkeeper when he marked his debut for Vision FC against Dynamo FC at the Ho Sports Stadium.

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About Richard Korley

Sports writer/ blogger, formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. A sports fan by default with numerous articles across various sporting disciplines in Ghana. Reach me via Call/ Text 0542 838 805 or email: korley_nene@yahoo.com.

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