Former Black Stars Player Baba Amando has made a stunning revelation of happenings at the Ghana Camp in the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.
According to the ex Asante Kotoko playmaker, revolt which is pervasive especially in sub Sahara Africa is not something new but a problem which has been unresolved since his playing days.
Baba speaking in an extensive interview with Kumasi based Ultimate FM disclosed disagreements between players and officials over money issues has been there since their time.
“During our preparation in the UK, we all agreed with the FA officials that we are going to take $50000 as an appearance fee but when we got to Germany before the start of the tournament they didn’t abide by what was agreed”
“When we got to Hannover, a day before our first game, we had a meeting and Otto Addo raised his hand to ask why they had agreed to pay each player $50,000 as appearance fees but are now offering us [the 5 standby players] something like $20,000 when they had agreed to pay everyone the same amount. “So Randy Abbey [then communications director of the FA] stood up to answer the question, but he was not trying to answer the question. So Baffour Gyan stood up and told him to answer the question. Baffour was pissed. “But moments later, something happened and one player, I’m not going to mention the name – he raised a chair and threw it at the FA boss and co. They all ran away.” Said Amando.
Amando and four other players eventually were dropped from the provisional squad after they agreed all players included were to be given some of the appearance fee.
According to the ex footballer, the FA haven’t still paid them the said money up to date.