Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2013

Senegalese Footballer Demba Ba rejected the ‘Best Player Award ‘ as Contrary to Islam


By Mohamed Amine Qasserras

Morocco News Tribune


Kenitra, Morocco|Senegalese footballer Dembaba Senegalese who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegalese team refused to receive the award for the best player, which was a bottle of beer, for violating Islamic law.

Demba Ba received the award as the best player after his team won on Monday against Manchester United in the FA Cup football.

Demba Ba celebrated his goal by prostrating to Allah, giving thanks to Him when he scored the only goal of the match against Manchester United.

Petr Cech goalkeeper received the award instead of Demba Ba as a respect for his friend who does not drink alcohol.

Demba Ba was born May 25, 1985 and currently he plays as a striker for Chelsea Club in the Premier League as well as to the Senegal National team. Demba Ba was born in France, and began playing there since he was a young in the team.

He stated his professional career with Rouen Club in Frence and then he moved to the Belgian Mouscron club and then to Hoffenheim (1899) in Germany.

He moved also to the English Premier League to play in West Ham United and after a short period, he moved to Newcastle United.
In 2013 Demba Ba achieved his dream on joining to Chelsea, one of the most important and strongest teams of Premier League.