Speaking on why he was kicked out of camp by then Black Stars head coach, Mariano Barretto, he said he was expelled after lacking the group bus due to the leaders’ failure to alert him as promised.
“We were in Portugal and were about to play a trial match. So they said we should go and eat, but they didn’t give us time (to return). They said they would call us. One other player, Michael (Essien), I think, and I when we came, the bus had left. How? Ideally, when you leave someone behind, you leave a message, and you have our phone numbers. You should have called and told us that the bus is in, but you didn’t call us, and you went,” he said.
He additional blamed the Meteors committee members for ensuring looking for the curiosity of the players however relatively made the coach’s choice stand.
“You, the management committee member, who is supposed to ensure that things are done properly, no, you are fighting against us. Following him (the coach)… (forgetting that) when the coach is gone, it will be left with me and you. Stupidity.”
He additionally highlighted some alleged dangerous treatment some administration committee members put players by way of at the national group.
“That’s what they do every day, and you cannot say this or that to them because they are elderly? Bullshit. Talk. Do it. There are so many young talented players, but they won’t let them play. And they won’t give them the money they deserve.”