Former Asante Kotoko SC midfielder, Fabio Gama dos Santos, has clarified the reasons behind his departure from the club.
Contrary to reports suggesting that financial issues led to his exit, the Brazilian player explained that he was seeking a new challenge after spending several years in Kumasi. He emphasized that his decision had nothing to do with the salary he was receiving, as it was sufficient for him and his family.
Gama debunked the notion that financial reasons prompted his departure, stating, “No, that’s not true. The salary at Asante Kotoko was not bad. It was not so fantastic, but also not so bad. For me, it was good, and the salary was good for me and my family,” as he clarified in an interview with Ghanasportspage.com.
The 30-year-old midfielder revealed that his main motivation for leaving Asante Kotoko was to experience a change in climate and seek a new football challenge. After playing in Ghana for two seasons, he discussed with his family and made the decision to move to another club in a different country, aiming to try his skills in a new league.
”I left Kotoko because I wanted to change the weather. Because I had played in Ghana for two seasons, so I talked to my family and we decided to change club. We wanted to change to another league in another country, we wanted to try another league in another that was why I left Asante Kotoko”, Gama stated.
In July 2022, Fabio Gama officially joined Bahraini side Muharraq Club on a reported two-year deal, as he embarked on a new chapter in his football career.