Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has described 2019 and 2020 as the toughest years of his life.
The 29-year-old, U-20 World Cup winner, recounts how he came close to death in 2019, losing his sister and suffering a lot of injuries which has disrupted his career.
Badu nearly lost his life when he suffered from a pulmonary embolism. He was struck by the illness and subsequently hospitalized for several weeks.
In March this year, his In March, his sister Hagar was shot and killed in the city of Berekum.
"I nearly died, I got a lot of injuries - and then I lost my sister in a very painful way," Aguemang-Badu told BBC.
"It's very difficult for me and my family. The guy who shot my sister is on the run; they haven't got him yet, because things are going slowly because of this virus.
"It was a disaster."