Former Black Stars player Shilla Alhassan Illiasu has revealed that his likeness for giving out to the poor played a part in his successful football career.
The former Asante Kotoko defender was one of the few local based players who made it to the Black Stars setup in the 2006 world cup.
He told Asempa FM that when people around him were suffering, he provided the needed help.
“What I can remember is that, I was very benevolent. It was not like I went to church or mosque but if i noticed those around me were in difficulty, I came to their aid to out smiles on their face.”
"For instance if they were doing church or mosque projects, I would go and support if I felt the need. So that’s what I can remember, I loved giving (and it helped my career)."