Official of Planners Athletic Club Jackson Kofi Asare has given detailed account of how winger Osman Haqi was systematically disallowed from joining the Ghana U20 team.
The 18-year-old winger who is on the books of the Akim Old Tafo-based side was handed a late call up into the Black Satellites squad to beef up the attack but he turned away after he had travelled for almost 14 hours.
According to Planners official Jackson Kofi Asare, received a call from Ghana U20 assistant coach Evans Adotey to inform the player to join the Ghana U20 camp despite not including his name in the initial 140 players who were invited.
Asare revealed that club bankroller George Afriyie predicted the player would be sacked for political reasons but he did not heed the advise and told the player to travel to join the camp.
“Mr Afriyie told me that we should forget about it because in the long run the player will be sacked for obvious reasons but I took the decision to allow the player to come because I believe that we are all building one football team for the nation,” he said on Asempa FM.
“But true to the words of my President the player travelled all the way from Wa to Prampram but he was not allowed to join the team because invitation for players had been closed. This is less than 24 hours after Evans Adotey had called me to make the player available to the team,” he added.
Osman provided 7 assists, created 3 penalties and scored once in the truncated 2019/20 Ghanaian Division One League season.
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