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Ajax sack Ghanaian player for threatening team-mate with gun

Published on: 14 November 2010

Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam have sacked their Ghanaian player Rene Osei Kofi after threatening his team-mate with a gun, can exclusively.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who is on loan at second tier Dutch club Almere City, put the gun to the head of Christian Ghandu and threatened to blow his head off in a furious tirade.

Terrified team-mates quietly intervened before the sweating Ghandu was set free from the imminent danger.

The two players had been involved in verbal exchanges after a training ground row which resulted in another bust-up at the club’s car park.

Osei Kofi returned from his car with a gun and pointed it to the head of his team-mate Ghandu.

Almere City quickly cancelled his loan deal and reported the incident to Ajax Amsterdam who promptly cancelled his contract.

''We received a report from Almere who verified that the incident occurred and this is the reason why we have processed his dismissal,''said Miel Brinkhuis, spokesman for Ajax.

Almere City say they consider the incident very serious.

Decks Lenno, spokesman for the Almere City said: "There was something bad for us that was sufficient reason to cancel the loan agreement.”

It is not known if Osei Kofi will contest his sacking.

Ghandu has not reported the matter to the police.

Osei Kofi joined the Ajax Youth Academy in 2007 and signed a three-year professional contract with the club in 2008.

Under a partnership agreement between Ajax and Almere City, the former World Omni, was loaned to the first division club to gain more playing time.

He made his debut for Almere City on 13 August in the home game against RBC Roosendaal.


This article has 21 comment(s), give your comment
  • kubeti says:
    November 14, 2010 03:42 pm
    how can u threat some one like that foool ohhhhh foool kwasia u make am sweat who loose now
  • Nana says:
    November 15, 2010 08:58 am
    Ghanaian s are too foolisher how did you insulting this guy do you know what happened before he pointed the gun to the team mate? Have you all have good comments from the other guy? never judge things like this so quick white people are so stupid some times they want to proved we Africans we are animals.
    November 14, 2010 12:54 pm
    This guy is an asshole. If you dig a grave for someone, make sure you dig one for yourself. Let him eat crow. I detest this kind of stupidity. Who are his parents and what is he doing driving around with a gun? What a shame!
  • KK says:
    November 14, 2010 05:46 pm
  • peedi crack says:
    November 14, 2010 05:49 pm
    This mufucka driving around packing a burner??...word?? the Nederlands??? funny but this is not a funny situation, i really dunno what he doing with that gun, i know they might have gangs out der but they not crazy at all in that country!!..this stupid young boy needs a better home training from his ghanaian parents....and gotta stop watching American TV...thinking he gotta be walking around strapped up with a hammer...hahaha...he shoulda just fought the guy if he had any problems with him.
  • Kwame-Blazefame says:
    November 15, 2010 03:16 am
    Dont judge him too quick, he did something supid we all know, nobody the whole story and the guy who was being threatened hasnt said anythin or what happen, mayb he was the one who deserves to be sacked.
  • Jordan says:
    November 15, 2010 09:03 am
    It very bad to held your won team mate on a GUN point that very stupid of him but something this white kids can sometime frustrate you but all the same it a very bad to situation to happen to such a young Ghanaian kid.
  • yahuza musah says:
    November 15, 2010 09:51 am
    shame on to him
  • Mr. Right says:
    November 15, 2010 10:11 am
    Oh, what a big shame this guy has done to a respected country like Ghana. he don't know where he is coming from and where he is going. give him the right training. don't disgrace Ghana and lost other players opportunities. mr. fool if you don't want to go further don't spoil others opportunities. if the money is enough for you. step down in good faith. MR. RIGHT
  • kofimossi says:
    November 15, 2010 02:18 pm
    I hope this idiot is in no way related to Rev. Osei Kofi the Soccer Wizard.
  • gtrack says:
    November 15, 2010 05:00 pm
    Yes that is right but we Africans are better made off. You need to have much more evident before you make conclusions. But i think he fooled with that.
  • luigi van gurgle says:
    November 18, 2010 01:30 pm
    Bet no one from the crowd was shouting "Shoot ..."
  • LFY says:
    November 23, 2010 11:28 am
    HOLD ON, HOLD ON - what triggered the incident? There is more to this story than what meets the eye. For your information Rene Osei Kofi is the victim and as Ghanaians we should report accurate information rather tarnishing and bringing down a brother. Thank you very much. Supporter of Rene Osei Kofi (LFY)
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 12:54 pm
    how darehe say hes an ashole your one your self hes my bro he would never pull a gun there just lying stupid paparazzi
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 12:55 pm
    i wanna speak to the people who rote this article
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 12:56 pm
    shut up pedi crack away you [email protected]#$%^&*()
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 12:56 pm
    your an asshole coconut headd
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 12:57 pm
    yuor one your self kk
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 01:00 pm
    shut up kubeti
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 01:00 pm
    all of you dont even no him and your critezing him how sad are you guys
  • nana says:
    January 02, 2011 01:01 pm
    exactly kwame blaze flame