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Grey hair preventing goalkeeper Frank Andoh from making progress

Published on: 13 August 2014
Goalkeeper Andoh says clubs are dissuaded by his grey hair thinking he is old

One of Ghana’s best goalkeepers, Frank Andoh,  who once played in the national U-17, 20 and 23 teams,  says his grey hair  is becoming a hindrance to his football career.

He said coaches and football administrators were unwilling to hire his services as they were often deluded by his grey hair which they considered to be a sign of old age.

Speaking to Graphic Sports at his Obuasi base, a very worried Andoh, who helped Inter Allies survive the Ghana top flight league,  disclosed that his natural grey hair which was common in his family had been his great disadvantage as people taught he was too old to play football.

He said at 25 and now an experienced keeper, he had been rejected by coaches.

“We are five brothers and I am the second but we all have it, even my elder brother, who lives in Holland and all his children, who are at very  tender ages, are all  grey.

Coach Oti Akenten, who nurtured me at the Ashgold Academy, saw me developing grey at the time,” he revealed.

“Sometimes, supporters hoot at me, thinking I’m too old to be playing with kids and, in fact it got to a time I had to dye my hair but my wife kicked against it and even ended in a quarrel,” he stated.



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  • awass says:
    August 13, 2014 10:40 am
    dont b perturbed by ur detractors n juz keep on training....cuz no expatraite manager wil turn u off