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Vicious bribery allegations in BYC defeat is my saddest day in Kotoko, says departing goalkeeper Soulama

Published on: 03 August 2014
Departung Kotoko goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama

Soulama Abdoulaye says his saddest time at Asante Kotoko was when he was alleged to have taken a bribe in the side’s early CAF Champions League exit to Barrack Young Controllers.

The 34-year-old is ending his seven-year stay with the Ghana Premier League champions after he was released by the club last week.

Soulama is currently in the process of negotiating his exit from the club since he had a year remaining on his contract.

The Burkina Faso international conceded a late cheeky goal in the return leg of Kotoko's Champions League qualifier against BYC in Liberia.

That goal proved vital in the end as it was enough to take the Liberian side through on the away-goals-rule after the Ghanaian giants won the home game 2-1.

Some Kotoko supporters accused Soulama of taking a bribe from the Liberians as the reason for conceding that late goal which saw their club fail once more again to make it to the group stage of the competition.

Soulama insists he has no hard feelings against the club but says the vicious bribery allegations brought against him in the wake of Kotoko’s elimination from the CAF Champions League to Liberian club represents his lowest point during his time at the club.

“My saddest day in Kotoko was the allegations they put on me last season,” he told Metro FM’s Kotoko Radio.

“How can a player play for a team for seven years and after go and have such an allegation on him.

“But I am over it. I know I am very strong and I will continue with my life.”

The former ASFA Yennega shot-stopper has been linked to moves to Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.


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