‘Nana Yaw Amponsah has blocked me’ – ACL-stricken ex-Asante Kotoko striker cries out for help

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Former Asante Kotoko striker, Ibrahim Osman, has alleged that ex-CEO of the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah, has blocked him after he persistently tried to reach out to him for help.

The 24-year-old revealed he returned to Asante Kotoko with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury from his loan spell at King Faisal in August 2022.

Osman, whose contract expired with the Porcupine Warriors in June 2023, said he has been struggling with the ACL injury for over a year and is currently without a club.

He said there were contacts between the team doctors of Asante Kotoko and King Faisal before he conducted an MRI that confirmed he was carrying an ACL injury.

“I contacted Nana Yaw Amponsah after the results came in and told him about the situation and he told me the club was about to leave for pre-season in Sudan and he will know what to do when they return,” Osman told Sahara Football.

“When they returned, I reminded him of the situation and told him to alert the club to help me but he told me that ‘pressure was on him’. He didn’t give me an explanation whenever I contacted him until one day, he blocked me.”

Ibrahim Osman added: “Everyone at the club (Asante Kotoko) knows what I am going through. Everyone; Emmanuel Dasoberi and the others, they are all aware and they decided not to help and I don’t know why.

“Frankly speaking, I need help badly because I have no one. People Think I have travelled out of the country but I am in my house, I didn’t go anywhere.”


Osman’s story is coming out after Legon Cities goalkeeper, Sylvester Sackey passed on at 26 after succumbing to a short illness. Fellow Legon Cities goalkeeper, William Essu, is also sick and appealing for help to treat his condition.

These happenings have now triggered widespread conversation about the welfare of players in the Ghana Premier League and why they opt to join lower division clubs in the Gulf and other parts of the world for better pay.