Sports news for Thursday, May 6, 2021
Source: Happy 98.9FM
Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has advised football fans to create an enabling environment that will encourage and allow other experienced players to return to the Ghanaian Premier League.
An incident occurred in the match between Legon Cities and Asante Kotoko at the sports stadium in Accra, where former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan was booed by Kotoko fans when he was introduced to the Game.
The incident sparked a conversation in the media about whether it could discourage other Ghana-based players overseas from returning to the league to end their careers.
Speaking on the issue on Happy Sports, Eric Bekoe said Asamoah Gyan is a legend who deserves the respect of fans.
“The fans should stop this and establish a priority whereby players who want to come back to the league will be happy to do so,” he told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya on Happy 98.9FM.
“Asamoah Gyan has seen it all in football and he came home to share his experience with the young players here. We blacks cannot stand our own ”.
“What happened to Asamoah Gyan, I experienced a similar situation when I joined Sekondi Hasaacas. There were comments from the fans that were not acceptable, but I proved them wrong afterwards and I was even the club’s top scorer, which got me transferred to Egypt ” , he added.