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Players leaving on a free ruining Ghanaian clubs- agent Kwarteng
Nana Kwarteng (right) with a business partner.

Sports broker Nana Kwarteng says the free transfer of players to foreign markets is impoverishing Ghanaian clubs.

The CEO of Sports Light Agency blames his colleague agents for masterminding this trend which leaves local clubs with nothing in their coffers after helping build the player's profile.

''Honestly, I know most of my colleagues will not be happy but it's about time agents also help the clubs,'' he told Nkawkaw-based Kingdom FM's Benjamin Sarfo.

''I don't understand why clubs will a sign a player and provide them with the environment to develop then at the end of the day the player will leave on free agency and the club gets nothing.

''How then can the club get money to buy new players or even cater well for those available?.''

Kwarteng narrates how his dealings have helped provide funds for clubs in the country.

He added: ''None of the players I have worked with left Ghana on a free transfer. That said, they always go there to command a first team place and not bench warmers.

''In transferring Seidu Bancey from Kotoko to Smouha (Egypt), Kotoko made $200,000 from the sales with the player making $300,000 in his 2 year deal.

''So at the end of the day both sides benefitted. Can't it help them financially? In transferring Abdul Aziz from Kotoko to the same club, they made $150,000.

''Michael Akuffu was wanted by a Lebanese club for free but I insisted they give Kotoko some money which they did.''


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