Former Borussia Dortmund starlet Bashiru Gambo has made a shocking revelation on how he took a personal decision to quit playing for the Black Stars.
The 41-year-old, who featured for 7 different German clubs and was valued at €500,000 in 2005, was capped only four times by the West African powerhouse.
Gambo, a former King Faisal youngster, has revealed former Everton forward and Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni hinted him the Nigerian government had paid the Ghanaian football regulatory body a hefty sum of $700,000 to participate in the inauguration of Abuja international stadium in Nigeria in the year 2000.
During an interview with Don Summer on Angel FM, the one-time powerful offensive midfielder claimed players who featured in that tournament earned nothing and the revelation got him to quit the national team.
“Due to my performance at club level, I got friends from Nigeria. Yakubu Aiyegbeni was my closest friend then so during the tournament I decided to pass the night at his place and it was through him that I realized the FA was using them for their personal gains,” he revealed.
“Whiles in the room I had some conversations with Yakubu. I told him their governor has given the FA $70,000 as participation fee. As soon as I said that, he made it known that the governor gave Ghana $700,000 which means the players were fooled,” Gambo added.
“After that unscrupulous behavior on the part of the FA, when I got to my club in Germany, I wrote letters to Alhaji Jawula, Oheneba Charles and E.T Mensah that they shouldn’t hand me a call up again. So I personally quit the national team because of lack of transparency,” he concluded.
Gambo, despite his prolific striking qualities, failed to score for the Black Stars in 4 appearances but scored twice in 12 appearances for Ghana at various youth levels.
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