Ghana U-23 player Edward Sarpong has revealed that he received death threats after his penalty miss against South Africa at the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Edward Sarpong stepped up and took a decisive kick that would have earned Ghana a place at the postponed Olympic Games, but he skied his effort.
Ghana eventually lost the penalties 6-5 and failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Portuguese based defender after the unfortunate incident was slammed and ridiculed by many Ghanaians on social media. It was during those times that he earned the name “Rastaman throw one stone”.
The player in an exclusive interview with Saddick Adams popularly known as Sports Obama revealed that he faced much more abuse than initially thought.
“I received death threats, social media abuses and curses.
“Some people actually sent me messages threatening to harm me if I ever step foot in Ghana.
“I deactivated my twitter account and had sleepless nights crying.”
Edward Sarpong currently plays for C.F Esperança de Lagos in Portuguese 3rd tier.