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Abdul Hussain

Abdul Hussain was born in Akra in Ghana in 1982. Abdul grew up in a large family in one of Akra's suburbs named Akratown. He speaks fondly of growing up there, playing football more so than boxing. At fourteen however, Abdul started some light boxing in a relative's boxing gym and football took a back seat. Then at fifteen, tragedy struck when Abdul's uncle, the Deputy President of the Bank of Ghana was murdered. Abdul's parents felt it best for Abdul to leave Ghana and along with his older brother, he travelled to Germany to claim asylum. After almost three years in detention centres in Germany, Abdul decided to leave and went to the UK where he lived for six months. The UK authorities refused to give him asylum status and so finally in 2001, Abdul arrived in Ireland and immediately claimed asylum on the grounds that his life was in danger. After one week living in Dublin, Abdul walked in St Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy on Dorset Street and asked if he could join as a member. The coaches tested him out with some light sparring and sure enough, he was invited to come back the next evening. Since then, Abdul has been one of St Saviours most dedicated members and an integral part of the club's 'family'. Abdul's immigration situation remains unsolved and he awaits the result of his application for leave to remain in the country on humanitarian grounds.

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