There was a noticeable absence at Tuesday’s Columbus Crew SC training session. Right fullback Harrison Afful was not part of the group that went to the locker room early, nor was he training with the rest of the team.
Afful was also not working off an injury on his own like Alex Crognale or Artur.
So where was the team’s most senior Ghanian?
“He wasn’t even here today,” head coach Gregg Berhalter updated. “His wife gave birth this morning. Congratulations to him and his family and we’re just waiting for the final update, but I’m assuming it happened during training.”
Berhalter would not say if it was a boy or a girl (“I’m not going to be the one to break the news.”), but Afful quickly let Crew SC Nation know on social media.
Afful and his wife are already the proud parents of a young daughter, Kimmy, and now the two have a new prince to welcome into the world.
From those of us in the Massive Report family, congrats to growing yours King Harrison!