Watch: Valletta footballer surprises grandmother with on air phone call

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Grandmother Josephine Portelli (known as Nanna Jessie) had a lovely surprise earlier this morning when she was phoned up by 103 Malta’s Heart Station Manager and broadcaster Arthur Caruana ostensibly to take part in a competition. In reality, he had set up a special phone call on air one of her grandsons, Valletta FC footballer Joseph Zerafa.

Zerafa – who lives with his grandmother but had to move out due to the current situation – said that he misses her very much and that she means the world to him.

“If something ever happens to her because of me I don’t know how I could live with myself”

Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, he said: “Being with nanna was always my safe and happy place, that is why I never left her. She made me the person I am today and whatever I try to achieve in life is mainly to make her proud of me. This situation is one of the worst things that ever happened to me but these things are part of life, I guess. I had to leave nanna for her own good because if something ever happens to her because of me I don’t know how I could live with myself. I appeal to everyone to make a sacrifice so this torture ends as soon as possible. The more sacrifice we make, the more the chances that we are reunited with our loved ones sooner. Stay safe and peace to all.”