Aidoo also included Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona among his list of legendary stars he dreams of partaking in their final rites – He, however, indicated it is his desire the footballers live and enjoy long life.
The Ghanaian is the proprietor of Nana Otafrija Pallbearing and Waiting Services, a group of pallbearers who have become an internet sensation Benjamin Aidoo, one of the famous viral dancing pallbearers has revealed it would be his honour to bear the remains of Brazilian legend Ronaldinho to his final resting place.
Aidoo, who also doubles up as the proprietor of Nana Otafrija Pallbearing and Waiting Services based in Accra, Ghana, also named Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi among the renowned people he would like to take to their grave.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Foot Mercato, Aidoo, however, declared it is his desire the footballers have a long life. “I wish them a long life, of course, but if I had that chance, I dream of driving Ronaldinho to his last home,” he said.
Ghanaian casket walkers, @nanaotafrija #Pallbearing & #WaitingServices congratulated and applauded the world’s #doctors for fighting #coronavirus and asked #fans to stay at home and if they do not obey the measures they will “#dance” with them from the “beyond”. pic.twitter.com/VskeOZ7R7Q
— Noticias Bolivia (@BoliviaMundNews) May 7, 2020
“Then Maradona and finally Messi. Ronaldinho is a player who has always impressed me. It would be a tribute from the dancer that I am to the dancer that he was in the field,” he added.
A Barcelona and Chelsea ardent fan, Aidoo further named Luis Suarez among the footballers he loathes, reflecting on the Uruguayan’s role in Ghana being knocked out of the 2010 World Cup.
✍ Ronaldinho vs Real Madrid 2005
The magician scored 2 goals at that night and displayed a great performance against Los Galacticos and of course deserved what he got pic.twitter.com/PaRAbF3jZO
— Reham (@remo_reham22) May 10, 2020
At the time, the Barca star was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area only for Asamoah Gyan to miss the resulting penalty from Suarez’s infamous handball.
Aidoo further took time to detail his company’s services which aims to bring joy into the funeral service by dancing while bearing the remains of the deceased.
Now more than a decade old, the company has gained traction beyond Ghana, with videos captured from their events being transformed into memes.