look at the german state of mecklenburg 4th homan mines candia guinea in west africa the home of suleyman sharif. what is how this it i was this big. and he was this big sucker for we always met his children to play football cherie from one side and 10 of us on the other one against 10 but he used to take you past all of us in school i remember it well . the market didn't know on the marketing. department seriously a month a lot here in ny brandenburg is where everything began but he says if i never got
this chance that i would never have become an african footballer of the years there and ground for me for. this is where i started playing at a high level want to do busking unless it is. the one you will perform off the ice they must do now this is the team from the 19631964 season missiles on 2 i know some song that i love loud but i slow. my not inch. board. so there one sheriff. there you're going for the. fun stuff. vance not all this info. was done to him on the ways i'm here to scan. i dunno what to tell him i'm. yanking the system that's the team.
unforgotten up to this very day his team mates from noise plan and book. i. i. hear this week german democratic republic consul general secret camphor along with a representative of the ministry of information of the republic of guinea to rector aqim opened an exhibition under the title 15 years of the g.d.r. praised the exhibition as proof of the successes of our socialist economy and as a welcome contribution to the increased cooperation between the g.d.r. and guinea. sure he found his way to noise plan and board in the winter of 1962 as a guest within the framework of the g.d.r. us socialist development aid program he spoke no russian or german. but
no debbie a couple of people asked me do you have a heart. i said yes. and i'm going about your head still was and i said here this is my head. so that i think that the development that. sharif worked annoyed brandenburg state run building sector where he was able to gain experience to help with his own country's construction. you move the ball so we lived in block c. the athletes and he lived with his colleagues in block d. so we were all on the same premises we shared a canteen together at meal times half the night now and then there was a hole which we used to train in the evenings and the whole he was there doing some stuff for the ball with his hands and feet he was very talented. on how you could see straight away that he was a footballer that hadn't yet by the sound of
a hat magazine doesn't display this super team in shorts a brilliant guy with. everyone just felt like he was our pele is it on the head he's in parties or to a likeable guy with a great character better than some germans as well as money should go. with. it. keeping in touch with his family wasn't easy a letter from now upon a book took weeks to arrive and getting. in the republic fund is my experience the best of conditions in the german democratic republic. so women should why suman sharif has decided to get his qualifications in our republican republic so when if you see then and how his
expectations were more than fulfilled in noir brandenburg then forced in a man for low end of. the cross from not so into the parts town penalty box in the 17th minute was converted by a backheel from shareef to make it to nail a great goal. to be effective not. people were curious they wanted to know why i came to the g.d.r. . what children used to touch me up on the trip to find out whether there was coal on my skin at. the site later on people in my brandenburg got used to me or you don't come pretty specially once i started playing football. and i think
that i love the feel. of. what. was. actually. done i got my. heart out by. the grammar class in a school in candia. in guinea 3 quarters of the population are illiterate. sharif came to the school at the start of the 1950 s. . credit if you book and he spent every minute of his free time kicking a ball around. 7 pm to the gandhi said last night now there is this on the page was my 1st sports ground. it's very different to the big. i played in years ago as it is we used to fall down and graze ourselves and get dirty and. mother used to go mad. but that's
football sort of. this is where he learned the alphabet. the basis for his education leading up to his journey to noise behind him boy. after 65 years sharif meets his former teacher once again. the. first. or rather but rather more to this that there is this is that is. is that out of the word for this. that there are the. under 91 years old.
the fantastic that was wonderful he couldn't ski view old we weren't very good either but he was even worse and the most we had to do cross country and there was a catastrophe. just love for him this was of course something new and obviously he got so nervous now up close and personal a few times. but i'm here for you to lose or for i fell over and over and over again but i love them up until a minute he was in my coach took me by the hand place and said let's try together you know that there were hundreds. in
noise behind the board sharif became a part of the team but in the league he remained an outsider. cherie slightly found an opponent and was immediately dismissed by the referee for misconduct. once a little black knee or whatever some spectators made comments like that. especially when we played away from home. or here have a banana. shareef was targeted once again and this time it frustrated him usually fan recessed the strike it got some more carried away and had to leave the pitch after a scuffle in the 43rd minutes.
and the most fantastic moments of. the view it was as if the night brown about people adopted me at that moment with. promotions going to neverland and people were ecstatic. that is it ever among. us going in one temple in the division. the brilliance achievements of our football club. see noid brand new book and their promotion into the overly was celebrated yesterday at an official reception held by the local leadership of the socialist unity party representatives of the free federation of german trade unions and the council of the district of noise brandenburg. caucus 12 goals sharif was awarded an honorary title.
when the guards. it was written in the regulations of east german football the foreigners were forbidden to play in the oval league. just that. awful. tuna fish of course it was regrettable that foreign teammates were forbidden from playing in the open legal short it is illegal and it unfortunately that was the end of sharif's time with us. just capital and i'm sure they'd sit in the. after 2 years annoyed plan and book sharif left the g.d.r. . when we discuss it among ourselves now we agree that we would never have been relegated if we'd had sharif. searches for instance i was in common so you don't mind us how to finish. and sophie to talk. to me for by
you know what i'm going to spy how it. should be returned to guinea to the capital conakry. 2 and a half 1000000 inhabitants the official language french. football is the most popular sport here it's played everywhere on the streets on the sands by the water and when the ball gets rolling sharif always shares his expertise i doubt a lot out there to be followed by a lot of what i. heard though there were 3 wattle. one right. after returning from noise plan and borg sharif played for the guinea a national team and facing off against sides like senegal bookkeeper faso and mali
over a period of 12 years. in 1968 even played at the olympics. doesn't push it off one of them walking through the olympic village ladies and gentlemen one occasionally finds a true surprise as we were standing in the entrance to the team building when this young gentleman approached us and in a perfect german asked to speak to the german doctor we got talking and more said we discover mr shareef i'll get to the. it's many of you will know him as he played football in our german democratic republic for noid brandenburg when was that mr shareef on board one vote especially the us that was from 1962 to 64 months in the field and 6 years xiv you were there is a student want you to study i studied building and construction but especially
enjoy able to time yeah it was a great time. in mexico guinea were eliminated in the preliminary round. that there was. but sharif successful sporting journey continues at the altar national stadium. here in 1977 was the highlight the african cup of champions final between half ia f.c. and across hearts of oak from ghana. i think. about this fantastic i still remember. it was full as well for. 4 people arrived here at 4 in the morning all through from. from
4 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon this into they were here from 4 am until 5 pm. i was more than 30000 fans attended. the 4th visit to sunday i sharif for the number 50. 00. 0000 his longball initiated the play which led. to the winning goal and detail i don't think the funding was cut out on her stomach and some of the leg was broken up by some of the picture it for half the f.c. . value was 5.
i don't know what everyone was happy it was a giant party and fest. serif won me african cup of champions st times in total. to still certainly for most i knew that he'd have a career in football once we all knew it's who he was that kids olympic football and international player. that also confirmed to us that we weren't that bad either . of those films a shift oh nonsense my empty seat in 1972 he was even crowned africa's best footballers success. yes he strengthened us in numbers.