Former Bofoakwa Tano forward Baffour Gyimah has recounted how he nearly went mad after he was shockingly dropped from Ghana’s Black Starlet team for the 1999 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand.
Gyimah was an instrumental figure of the U-17 squad during the qualifying campaign for the 1999 FIFA World Cup.
However, he was absent in Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio’s final squad for the tournament.
According to the player, he almost went crazy after the coach broke the news to him that he will not be part of Ghana’s team for the World Cup.
“It’s about time our leaders put their selfish gains aside and think about the country. When the coach [Jones Attuquayefio] revealed his final squad I realized my name was not part so I was caught in deep shock. I bent down my head and started crying. By the time I raised my head, the players I was friends with in camp couldn’t believe it and I saw the disappointment on their faces,” Gyimah disclosed to Jeffries Sintim Koree Chaskele on Television CK.
“I cried like a baby because I didn’t expect that I was going to be dropped. The Director came to ask me about the time we’ll be departing for the tournament, but I couldn’t answer. He was the reason I even cried more because the next thing that came out of his mouth that ‘oh Ghana’. He stood there for about five minutes as he was in deep shock.”
“Had God not intervened like I’d have gone mad because I was so hurt.”
Watch full video interview in the YouTube link below;