Ismael Iddrisu has captured the hearts and admiration of fellow Tranmere Rovers supporters – despite living almost 5,000 miles away!

The Ghanaian super-fan has exploded on Twitter in the past few weeks after expressing his dream to one day watch the club he supports.

And Tranmere’s big-hearted supporters have rallied together to make his dream a reality.

Richard Davies, a lifelong Tranmere fan from Skelmersdale, recgonised Ismael’s passion for the Super White Army and has since launched a GoFundMe page to try and bring him to the Wirral.

“‘When I first saw it online, it was quite refreshing to see especially with all the lockdowns and were watching games and moaning because we can’t go and he’s very much the same because he’s on the other side of the world!

“When I set it up I was keen to put across that look there’s loads of good causes out there now and I was expecting a bit of negativity if I’m honest.”

The donation page was set up less than two weeks ago, and has already reached more than £2,000  towards its £3,000 target.

And it has received scores of of touching messages from Rovers fans.

Richard, a Car Sales Manager, admits his attention has now turned to bettering Ismael’s life alongside keeping in touch on a regular basis.

“It’s been a whirlwind and its phenomenal that all the media are picking it up.

“But now I’m looking at the mechanics of it and living in a world where we have COVID to think about too.

“I’m looking at helping him in Ghana to get a COVID vaccine if there ever was to be these rumoured COVID passports – I’ve sent emails across to the Ghanian High Commission.”

The 33-year-old added: “My other half thinks it’s mental that I’m sat there chatting to someone in Ghana and he’s telling me all about his life!

“At the end of the day he’s just another member of the Super White Army.”

Ismael Iddrisu has even more recently received shirts and training kits from the club and other supporters, relishing in the support of the beloved on watching Rovers fans.

He tweeted: “Fans around the world, thank you!

“I was nobody, in the streets of Ghana, but with your love and support you have made me somebody. I don’t know how to thank you, I can’t express how excited I am.”

The GoFundMe page can be found below and any proceeds will go to ensuring Ismael has a once in a lifetime experience in the UK – especially alongside his beloved Tranmere.