Former Accra Hearts of Oak star Charles Taylor has denied making a scandalous claim that management of Hearts of Oak sometimes made them [players] throw away games during his time at the club because of financial challenges.
Reports yesterday surfaced the internet that Charles Taylor in an interview with Kumasi FM made those damning claims.
Taylor was quoted to have said: “During our time at Hearts of Oak, we were sometimes told to lose games because of unpaid accumulated bonuses.”
“They will tell us to lose the game because there is no money to pay us.”
However, Charles Taylor in an interview with Vision One FM and quoted by GhanaWeb has denied making such comments, and invoked thunder to strike him if he made such damning comments.
“I have been deeply hurt with the news going around that I said Hearts played fixed matches.”
“If I said that thunder should strike me when it rains. The majority of journalists are block headed and can’t even write good English. I know I can’t speak and write English so I speak Twi. This is the reason people pick curses anyhow and die prematurely.”
Taylor also hinted that he initially wanted to sue Kumasi FM but has decided to let it slide because of the apologies of the station’s management.
“I can swear with my bible that I never said Hearts fixed matches. I wanted to take legal action but some big people from that station have called to apologize,” Taylor told Vision One FM.
Charles Taylor played for Hearts of Oak between 2000-2003, he won 2 Premier league titles, the FA cup, the CAF champions league and CAF Super cup with the club.
Taylor is regarded as one of the best to ever play in the Ghana Premier league.