Last Update 18:24
Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Guinea's Traore moves family from Paris to Germany after attacks

AFP , Saturday 21 Nov 2015
Ibrahima Traore
Guinea midfielder Ibrahima Traore has temporarily moved his family to Germany from Paris in the wake of the recent terror attacks (Photo: AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Share/Bookmark

Guinea midfielder Ibrahima Traore has temporarily moved his family to Germany from Paris in the wake of the recent terror attacks.

The France-born Borussia Moenchengldbach winger scored in his side's 2-1 home win over Hanover 96 on Saturday, which moved them up to fifth in the table, then revealed the strain his family has been under.

"It has been hard. After what happened in my city (Paris), I just wanted to play football and forget about the day," the 27-year-old told German Sky.

"My brother went through some really bad days and my mother no longer felt safe there anymore.

"When they are here, I don't have to worry anymore. I can switch off and just concentrate on my football. I just wanted to forget."

Traore, who grew up in France, explained why he moved his close family members -- his mother Maniera and brother Hamidou -- from Paris to Moenchengladbach.

"Paris is my city, I grew up there -- only 10 minutes from where the attacks took place," he told German daily Bild.

"I often visited the place and my family were still living there. He (his brother) was out and about that night, only four streets from where the attacks took place.

"He wasn't allowed to go home afterwards and had to spent the night at a friend's place.

"That is why they have come to be with me. My house is big enough and they will stay here until the situation in Paris has calmed down."

There was a minute's silence at all Bundesliga grounds this weekend and the players, including Troare, wore black armbands to pay respect to the 130 victims who died.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.