Ibrahim Osman, a former striker for Asante Kotoko, has claimed that the former CEO of the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah, has blocked his attempts to reach out for assistance.
The 24-year-old disclosed that he returned to Asante Kotoko in August 2022, following a loan spell at King Faisal, with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
Osman, whose contract with the Porcupine Warriors ended in June 2023, stated that he has been grappling with the ACL injury for over a year and is presently without a club.
He mentioned that there were communications between the medical teams of Asante Kotoko and King Faisal prior to him undergoing an MRI, which confirmed the ACL injury.
“I contacted Nana Yaw Amponsah after the results came in and told him about the situation and he told me the club was about to leave for pre-season in Sudan and he will know what to do when they return,” Osman told Sahara Football.
“When they returned, I reminded him of the situation and told him to alert the club to help me but he told me that ‘pressure was on him’. He didn’t give me an explanation whenever I contacted him until one day, he blocked me.”
Ibrahim Osman added: “Everyone at the club (Asante Kotoko) knows what I am going through. Everyone; Emmanuel Dasoberi and the others, they are all aware and they decided not to help and I don’t know why”
“Frankly speaking, I need help badly because I have no one. People Think I have travelled out of the country but I am in my house, I didn’t go anywhere.”
Osman’s story is coming out after Legon Cities goalkeeper, Sylvester Sackey passed on at 26 after succumbing to a short illness. Fellow Legon Cities goalkeeper, William Essu, is also sick and appealing for help to treat his condition.
These happenings have now triggered widespread conversation about the welfare of players in the Ghana Premier League and why they opt to join lower division clubs in the Gulf and other parts of the world for better pay.