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Sports News of Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Sammy Adjei threatened to kill my brother - Olele

Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has revealed Sammy Adjei threatened to kill his brother in a bitter age-long rivalry between the two ex-national goalkeepers.

Kingson told Accra-based happy FM on Tuesday that the ex-Hearts shot-stopper threatened to shoot his brother if he dared get close to his house in a bitter episode which has lingered for years.

The former Wigan Athletic and Birmingham shot-stopper says his former Black Stars teammate has an unbridled hatred against him and his family and wants the matter resolved.

“My brother, Samuel Laryea bought some drinks from Sammy Adjei’s wife and while returning the bottles, Sammy came out and told my brother that when he sees him in his house again, he will shoot him,” the Great Olympics man told Happy FM.

“I wasn’t even in Ghana at the time but I was really hurt by the development. Since I didn’t want the issue to travel very far, I asked that it should be dropped.

“I don’t have any issue with Sammy. I have never exchanged words with him before. We have always lived as brothers. I want a face-to-face talk with him to resolver whatever it is.

Adjei has never hidden his dislike for Kingson after he branded him an ‘ungrateful Ga’ who stabbed him in the back after playing a leading role in his international career revival.

The former Hearts shot-stopper claims he masterminded the return of the 36-year-old into the Black Stars after was frozen out of the team.

But he claims the veteran shot-stopper stabbed him in the back by not helping him during his difficult moments where Kingson became the face custodian of the Black Stars for more than a decade.

Adjei feels his international career could have turned it scale on had Kingson repaid him by helping him to restore his confidence.

But Kingson has parried the claims insisting he did no wrong.

“I first played in the Black Stars in 1996 and you came in 2000 so how can I be responsible for what happened. I don’t understand it.”

Adjei played second fiddle to Kingson in the Black Stars for many years, leading to his decision to quit the team in 2008.

He earned 33 caps and was part of the Ghana squad that played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The highest point in his career came in 2000 when he helped his home club Heart of oak to win the African Champions League.