Former Ghana International John Paintsil says he still has some years in him to play football at a higher level.
The former Fullham defender has been away from active football since 2014 when he last played for South African side Maritzburg United.
“I still have 2 or 3 years football in me. I could have played in the Ghana League but the past experiences of some returnees shackled that idea,” he told Accra based Atinka FM.
He continued “Some Ghanaian fans think we come back to play here because life is failing us. They don’t respect us and it’s not fair”
Paintsil has switched coaching and was an assistant at Maritzburg United
The 37- year old right-back was capped 89 times for Ghana.
He represent the Black Stars at two world cups, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.