A former Asante Kotoko and King Faisal defender, Shilla Illiasu has revealed he is now into farming after retirement from football.
The former Saturn FC defender was one of the local players that made the final cut for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Illiasu also enjoyed a very successful spell with King Faisal before switching camp to Ghana Premier League record title winners Asante Kotoko.
After hanging his boots, the lanky centre says although, he has buses working for him, he decided to do farming for a personal reasons.
“I am staying in Tamale in the Northern region,” he mentioned while speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM.
“I am now a farmer growing maize and other stuff; I don’t need money and the decision was purely personal.
“I have buses working for me but I decided to get myself occupied with something and farming for me, was the best thing,” he added.
Commenting further, the revealed that he had a successful career as a footballer due to his benevolence.
“What I can remember is that I was very benevolent. It was not like I went to church or mosque but if I noticed those around me were in difficulty, I came to their aid to out smiles on their face.
“For instance, if they were doing church or mosque projects, I would go and support if I felt the need.
“So that’s what I can remember, I loved giving and it helped my career,” he concluded.