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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 April 2020


Ex-Ghana international Felix Aboagye praises Brew Butler and Sly Tetteh

Former Ghana international Felix Aboagye Former Ghana international Felix Aboagye

Former Ghana international Felix Aboagye has named Nana Sam Brew Butler and the late Alhaji Ibrahim ‘Sly’ Tetteh as two influential figures who had a lasting impact in his career.

Nana Sam Brew Butler is an astute veteran football administrator who once served as Chairman of the Ghana Football Association.

Felix Aboagye who played for Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek, has credited the former FA chief for ensuring he was a regular in the various national teams during his reign as FA boss.

He told Asempa Sports, “I like Nana Brew Butler… when he was FA Chairman, I was mostly invited to okay for the national teams”

“I was called up to play U-20, U-23, Black Stars, almost every two weeks I was called up to represent a national team”

“He promised to give me an award so I really liked him. He’s currently at Ebusua Dwarfs and I still revere him”

“I would love him to honor that award promise because no one has ever honoured me for my exploits”

44 year old Aboagye has also highlighted the impact Sly Tetteh had on his life as a footballer.

The former Liberty Chief who passed on in 2011 managed Aboagye’s football career as the ex Ghana international has credited Sly Tetteh for establishing him to the extent that he has continued to thrive even after hanging his boots.

“And then Alhaji Sly Tetteh, (May His Soul Rest in Peace ) if not because of him, I would have been struggling now,” Aboagye narrated.

“He really helped me, his advise and buying houses for me. His investment in me is showing today”

“Its not everyone that has a manager like (Alhaji) Ibrahim Sly Tetteh who will lift your spirit position you to survive even after your football career when you have house and enjoy with your family”

“So as for Sly Tetteh, I cannot forget him, though he’s no more with us, his memory and legacy still lives on and his spirit still lives with us” he concluded.

Felix Aboagye represented Ghana between 1994 and 2000. He was a member of the 1996 Atalanta Olympic Games squad and also featured at the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations.

He made a career in club football representing top sides in Egypt, Greece (Olympiacos), India, UAE and Kuwait.

He is currently serving as Yaw Acheampong’s assistant at Ghana Premier League side Elmina Sharks.