Former Asante Kotoko striker, Ibrahim Osman, has appealed to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for assistance with his medical bills as he faces a debilitating injury that has kept him sidelined for over a year.
In an emotional interview with Accra-based Angel 102.9 FM, Osman opened up about his struggles since his contract with the club expired and revealed that he had been left without support by the club’s previous management under Nana Yaw Amponsah.
“I was neglected by Nana Yaw Amponsah and his management; he refused to answer my calls, and now my contract with the club has expired. I’m pleading with GFA to help me with my surgery,” Osman lamented during the interview.
Osman, who was once a promising talent for Asante Kotoko, suffered a severe injury over a year ago that has kept him away from the football field.
The injury has not only hindered his career but has also taken a significant toll on his finances and well-being.
“I have been home for more than a year without playing football, and I will need GHC40,000 for my surgery,” he added.
The plea from Osman has garnered attention from football enthusiasts and fans of Asante Kotoko, who remember his contributions to the club during his time on the team. Many have called for swift action to assist the injured player.
The story of Ibrahim Osman serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by many athletes when injuries threaten their careers, and it highlights the importance of support systems within the football fraternity to ensure the well-being of players both during and after their active playing days.