‘Forgotten man’ Kojo Boateng still dreams of Black Stars call up

    /    Jul 11, 2017   /     Sports  /    0 Comments  /    185 Views

Ghanaian players are scattered all over the world in their quest for greener pastures and also to harness their footballing abilities.

Kojo Boateng the former King Faisal, Ash Gold, Vision FC, and Bofoakwa Tano defender is one of such players who currently plies his trade in the little known Asian country of Maldives.

The former King Faisal skipper who now plays for Club Zefrol says that there are very few African players out there in the Maldives unlike in Europe and elsewhere.

“For instance in my team there are three other African players apart from me. One (1) Cameroonian, one (1) Ivorian and one (1) Sierra Leonean”

He further indicated that barely do Ghanaians travel to that part of the world to play football as he is only the second Ghanaian to play there.

“No Ghanaian player has really come here. I am the second person who has played here so far. Besides me only one player has been here; a goalkeeper who I think is in King Faisal at the moment. The Ghanaian players known to the people here are Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan.”

In an interview with Kapital Sports’ Yaw Opoku-Amoako on Hot Sports from his Maldives base, the player did not hide his ambitions of playing for the senior National team the Black Stars despite plying his trade in the less fancied Maldives league.

“When I was in Ghana I had the opportunity to play for the Local Black Stars for a while. It is the dream and aspiration of every player to play for the national side. I am still working and I hope that when the chance comes I’ll make good use of it”

He however lamented on the typical Ghanaian attitude of sending players into early retirement even when they are fit and raring to go.

“One problem I have noticed with the Ghanaian teams is that if a player plays for a long time in the league, they begin to brand that player as old and not fit to play football.

“I played a bit of football in Nigeria with Godbless Asamoah when we went there, they told us we were too young for them but if it were in Ghana those players would not even play in any team.” he added.

 

 

Source: Queen Georgina Monney|Kapital971.com

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