Replies to the above caption:
"You are an Ashanti, and u got real local and healthy foods available for you when you visit Ghana. We'll be glad to see you. Akwaaba!!!"
"How did he survive all these years without Jollof?"
"Now u have remembered that ur Ghanaian.. every spell dem Italians put for ur head.. that u forget about your beloved land Ghana i thank God its finally breaking small by small lmaoo ..lol.. Ghana still loves u tho nd i hope u enjoyed your food."
"He'll decide to play for Ghana after tasting such beautiful food."
"I hope u can play for Ghana one day. They have a great team they are just missing a great striker."
"So all these while you knew you were a Ghanaian...anyway, welcome bro...blood is blood!"
"Why don't u come play for Ghana."
Paulina says: Like most of you I absolutely love Mario Balotelli ----and I'm always intrigued and on the look out for his next fabulous offering.... -be it controversial, or about his giving (our Mario is very generous with his charity work) or about the ladies in his life etc etc....
Plus, whatever the media has to say, the world and not just we Ghanaians/Africans are gripped by all things Balotelli -especially those of us --privy to tales about his childhood. Anyway I follow our Mario on Facebook and today he uploaded the above photo with the above caption --and won more hearts. Just look at some of the replies I've posted above!!!!!!
I love Mario, I don't know all of his journey/story ---but I do know that he is loved ---and is now eating Jollof rice again, (how he went without it for 15 years is a mystery to me -laughter) and that makes me and a lot of people happy (laughter).. We Ghanaian are simple creatures -no? May we never become toooooooooo complicated.. More healing and peace for Balotelli -forever xx...
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A hyperactive child, who regularly demonstrated his nascent football skills by deliberately kicking
his ball through the glass pane of a door in his home, he has ripened into a hyperactive adult. "He's
always busy with lots of activities. He's doing something and then he has an idea, and he wants to do
something else. He has one thought, and he has 100 thoughts after it," says Cristina Balotelli, his
adoptive sister. "You make an appointment with him, and he changes twice."
Like her two brothers and her parents, she is protective of the vulnerable boy, still easily glimpsed in
the full-grown man, who joined her family after a difficult start in life. She praises how quickly he
learned English, his instinct to avoid the flattery and flummery that his celebrity brings. "He's a bit
of a mix," she says. "He's smart, he's mature, but at the same time he doesn't want to grow up." His
agent, Mino Raiola, describes him as a "free spirit" and "a Peter Pan, in the positive sense."
One key to Balotelli's reluctance to put away childish things seems easy enough to locate, in an early
life lacking in childish pleasures. Born in 1990 in Palermo, Sicily, to Ghanaian immigrants named
Thomas and Ruth Barwuah, Balotelli spent most of his first year in the hospital, as surgeons
conducted a series of operations to fix an intestinal malformation that threatened to kill him. Such
medically enforced separations in infancy can create enduring feelings of abandonment, and
Balotelli has indicated in interviews that he has just such feelings. But he traces them not to his time
in the hospital but to the decision of the Barwuahs, by then living in cramped quarters with another
African family in Brescia, northern Italy, to place him in care after his release from the hospital. He
wasn't yet 3 years old when he ended up with the foster parents who would later adopt him, the
Balotellis. "They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals," Balotelli told Sportweek, the
weekly supplement of Gazzetta dello Sport, in 2008. "I say only that an abandoned child never
forgets." Source: http://www.mariobalotelli.it/wp-content/files_mf/1351851343MB_Time.pdf
"They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals, I say only that an abandoned child never forgets." Mario Balotelli