Arsenal professional Thomas Partey changes his name after changing his religion. Will the shirt name also be different?
Thomas Partey name change. The Arsenal London midfielder converted to Islam earlier this year for the love of his Moroccan girlfriend Sara Bella.
A picture of Partey with a sheikh, both holding the holy scripture of Islam, also circulated on social media.
“I am already married and my Muslim name is Yakubu,” the 28-year-old now announced in an Instagram video posted by Ghanaian socialite Nana Aba Anamoah.
Partey: “My name is Yakubu”.
However, according to several reports, fans of the midfield star will not have to make any changes – there will be no need for a new jersey due to the name change as his familiar name ‘Thomas’ will continue to adorn the back.
Besides Partey, who grew up as a Christian in eastern Ghana, Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf also converted to Islam this year.