The former Eintracht Frankfurt and Leeds United forward said he no longer follows the sport locally because football in Ghana is dead.
Tony Yeboah: I don’t follow ‘dead’ Ghana football anymore
Former Ghana striker Tony Yeboah has shockingly disclosed that he has lost interest in football in the country.
“I don’t know what is going on because I don’t follow. Everyone knows Ghana football is dead because they didn’t listen to the advice we gave them from the beginning,” Yeboah said, as quoted by 3news.
“So I think they are currently facing the punishment. If you involve bribes and stuff like that in football, you will destroy the game.
“The only advice I can give them is that they should go back and train the kids for youth (football) and develop Colts football either than that it will be difficult to get top players like we used to have back in the day. It will be very difficult.”
This is not the first time Yeboah has complained about falling levels of football in Ghana. In 2022, he accused football authorities of handing national team call-ups to the highest bidder.
Addressing journalists at Hotel Yegola in Kumasi, he said talented players continue to get snubbed because they are not backed by wealthy sponsors.
"If your father is not wealthy, you cannot play for the national team: but we do not use this philosophy to develop football," he lamented.
"They have to pay money before they are recognized, so how can our football develop? And the challenge is that all the talented players have been denied access to the national teams and they are missing in action.
“The call-up for money should stop because a lot of players are not getting a fair opportunity to play for Ghana.”
Yeboah played for the Black Stars for over a decade and was part of the team that reached the final of the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The former Ghana international was one of the trailblazers in the Bundesliga, with respect to black footballers in Germany.
He played over 120 matches for Frankfurt and impressively scored 68 goals. He won two golden boots in the German topflight.
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