Bibiani Gold Stars attacker Abednego Tetteh has announced his provisional retirement from football.
The former Hearts of Oak and Bechem United striker won the Golden Boot award of the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season with 18 goals for Gold Stars.
“I won the Goal King award but I am very sad. It is the vision of any footballer to do well and earn praises for his hard work but in my case it is not like that. I am very , very sad and I know many people are sad too. For a football nation like Ghana , the goal king of the league is consistently not given a national team call-up but players that he overscored are invited to the national team. Why should that happen” , Abednego Tetteh said on Fox FM on Monday.
“They first called a different striker (Hafiz Wontah of Bechem United) and then for the second time another player that I scored more goals than is called to the Black Stars (Jonathan Sowah). What have I done wrong to the GFA people? ” , Tetteh quizzed.
He continued :
“Even look at the GFA awards , all the top scorers of the various leagues won the best player of that league but in my case I was not given the best player award despite being the top scorer of the league season. Have I offended anyone at the GFA? I really do not understand what is going on”.
According to Abednego Tetteh , he has decided to temporarily quit football after consistently being overlooked by Ghana boss Chris Hughton.
“Right now I am in the house , I am not playing for any club this season. I will not even play football again for now. It is better to stay in the house than working hard and not be rewarded. They have started pre-season but I am in the house , I am not playing again for now” , the lanky striker revealed.
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