Former Black Stars player Derek Boateng has disclosed that he was given a bribe by Hearts of Oak fans before joining Kalamata in 1999.
The former Liberty Professionals midfielder, stated that he was on form at the time and the said fans were afraid that he would power Great Olympics to a victory over the Phobians.
He narrated the whole scenario and mentioned that he already had a move in place before the fans called him.
“We knew Liberty Professionals was the place to start your career so that was why I moved there. You know I played only four games for Liberty. The fifth game I was supposed to play was against Hearts of Oak but I had to go to Greece to sign my first professional contract. I was being played as a number 10 and I was on fire,” he told Joy FM.
“Some of the die-hard Hearts of Oak fans called me to give me some money not to show up for that game. I took that money but they didn’t know that I was already scheduled to travel to Greece before the game on Saturday. It was good money. I left on Friday. They thought it was the money that made me stay away but at that time I was already done with Ghana football.”
The former Fulham and Getafe midfielder made 47 appearances for the Black Stars and scored one goal.