Tony Yeboah reveals why he lost interest in Ghanaian football

Tony Yeboah reveals why he lost interest in Ghanaian football

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 15, 2018. 17:00

Former Black Stars of Ghana striker Tony Yeboah has revealed why he lost interest in Ghanaian football.

The former Leeds United striker in England says poor refereeing in the local game has killed his passion.

Yeboah was the owner of Yegoala FC, however, he dissolved it due to unfair refereeing during league matches.

The 52-year-old legend stated that he was informed by some referees to pay a bribe before his club can win matches.

"I once told a referee in an away game to officiate fairly but to my surprise, he asked if I was a novice in Ghana league," Yeboah told Kumasi-based Agyenkwa FM.

"Some of my players used to come to inform me about referees complaining about bribes so that we will continue to be in the league.

"But I told the players to play with their strength. If I didn't quit, I would have fallen victim of bribery allegations."

The High Court has placed an interim injunction on the activities of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the next 10 days.

Moreover, the ex-Okwahu United player believes the decision taken by the government is important to help football in the country function again.

"It is a very good decision for the government to come out with the idea of dissolving the FA," he added.

"We are looking forward for the injunction to be released for football to proceed. Everything about our football now has decayed.

"For our football to start functioning again, we need restructure our colts football."

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