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Ex-Hearts goalie Sammy Adjei blames local fans for downward careers of Ghanaian players

Published on: 31 March 2014
Sammy Adjei

Ex-Hearts goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has blamed 'short memory' local fans for the dwindling fortunes of some Ghanaian players. 

Adjei, who left Hearts under acrimonious circumstances, has seen his career take nosedive.

The 33-year-old feels Ghanaian players have never been appreciated and allowed to ‘rot’ due to few mistakes.

“I am not happy with the way sometimes some of us (footballers) are treated. Just look at how my career with the Black Stars ended,” he is quoted by

“It was so sudden and no one was willing to give me another chance to stand up on my feet since I was having issues with my club.”

“Anytime I hear the plight of John Pantsil, I ‘weep’ because this is one player who has served Ghana very well in the past and needs to be among the greats when football is being mentioned in Ghana.

“But just because he had problems at club level, he is being overlooked, as if he did not even exist, and that to me is very bad.”

He added: “I can mention several players who have been forgotten by the technical team. I believe the way we treated the likes of Agogo, Prince Tagoe, Matthew Amoah, Derek Boateng and some other players have not been good.

"We should not always forget about players when they get injured for sometime or are having issues with their respective clubs. The national team must help them back on their feet.”


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 31, 2014 03:42 pm
    chale STFU. we've read ur comments on this site before and u seem to be spouting the same things again. i sense nothing but bitterness in u over ur failed career. please go away and let our ears rest.... anyone who insults can follow suit..
  • anokwale says:
    March 31, 2014 04:19 pm
    This just part of the risk of the profession. Players come and go. This is why when yo get the chance at AFCON or WC, play like it is your last chance. Never assume you will be back again.
  • Mumbi says:
    March 31, 2014 01:21 pm
    Naturally We zambians are not very normal people except Some few people. Thanks to Zamalek for disgracing us. I respect Ghana.