Former Asante Kotoko striker Ibrahim Osman accuses club of neglect after injury; begs GFA for help

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Former Asante Kotoko striker Ibrahim Osman has revealed that he has been neglected by the club after picking an injury while under contract with the club.

Ibrahim Osman played for Asante Kotoko from 2018 to 2023. While at the club, the forward spent the 2019/20 and the 21/22 season on loan with King Faisal.

Ibrahim Osman playing for Asante Kotoko

During his second stint at King Faisal, Ibrahim Osman suffered an ACL injury but was not attended to after he returned to his parent club Asante Kotoko in August 2022.

“When I came back from my loan, I contacted our (Kotoko) doctors and told them I had this injury and I am still feeling the pain and they should do something. They contacted the doctors of King Faisal and I don’t know what they talked about.”

“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 in an interview

“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”

“Everyone at the club 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 traveled out of the country but I am in my house, I didn’t go anywhere.”

Ibrahim Osman currently

In a separate interview on Angel 102.9 FM, Ibrahim Osman pleaded to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to come to his aid.

“I’m pleading with GFA to help me with my surgery. I have been home for more than a year without playing football, and I will need GHC40,000 for my surgery,” he said.

The revelation from Ibrahim Osman comes days after Legon Cities shot stopper Sylvester Sackey succumbed to illness, while team William Essu is appealing for support to treatment an undisclosed illness.

The situations have raised concerns of the welfare of players in the betPawa Premier League.

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