Former Borussia Dortmund youngster Bashiru Gambo has made an atrocious revelation on how he personally stopped the Ghana FA from handling him Black Stars call-ups.
The 41, capped only four times for the four-time African champions.
The former King Faisal teen, has revealed former Everton forward and Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni told him the Nigerian government had paid the Ghanaian football regulatory body a hefty sum of $700,000 to participate in the inauguration of Abuja international stadium in Nigeria in the year 2000.
The 1995 U-17 World Cup winner in an interview with Don Summer on Kumasi-based Angel FM, mentioned that players who featured in that tournament earned nothing and the revelation completely erase his love to feature for the Black Stars again.
“Due to my performance at club level, I got friends from Nigeria. Yakubu Aiyegbeni was my closest friend then so during the tournament I decided to pass the night at his place and it was through him that I realized the FA was using them for their personal gains,” he disclosed
“Whiles in the room I had some conversations with Yakubu. I told him their governor has given the FA $70,000 as participation fee. As soon as I said that, he made it known that the governor gave Ghana $700,000 which means the players were fooled,” Gambo added.
Gambo, says he personally wrote Alhaji Jawula, Oheneba Charles and E.T Mensah that they shouldn’t hand him a call up again.
“After that unscrupulous behavior on the part of the FA, when I got to my club in Germany, I wrote letters to Alhaji Jawula, Oheneba Charles and E.T Mensah that they shouldn’t hand me a call up again. So I personally quit the national team because of lack of transparency,” he concluded.
Gambo, despite his prolific striking qualities, failed to score for the Black Stars in 4 appearances but scored twice in 12 appearances for Ghana at various youth levels.