Thousands of home fans who watched Frankfurt at Commerzbank Arena missed the goalscoring instinct of Tony Yeboah when the Germans were put to the sword by Arsenal in a 0-3 mauling on Thursday night in the UEFA Europa League.
Goals from Joseph Willock, Buyako Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang handed the Gunners an emphatic victory to set the tone to their UEFA Europa League campaign.
It was surprising to hear the name of Tony Yeboah being chanted after over 20 years since the Ghanaian legend parted ways with the side.
Tony Yeboah was transferred to Eintracht Frankfurt in 1990, where he was at first booed by a section of fans and—being the first black player the team had ever signed—subjected to monkey-noises and other racist insults. In the Hesse metropolis, Yeboah quickly established himself as a deadly striker, silencing all critics, and became the first African Bundesliga club captain.
He was a monster in front of goal for Eintracht Frankfurt: he scored 89 goals and won the top scorer in the Bundesliga twice- 1992-1993, 1993-1994.
He left the side for Leads United in the 1995-1996 season and also made his mark in the English Premier League, scoring incredible goals against Liverpool and Wimbledon.
At national team level Tony Yeboah played for the Black Stars from 1985 to 1997, scoring 29 goals in 59 appearances.