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Sports News of Sunday, 31 May 2020


Tony Yeboah reveals why Eintracht Frankfurt signed him

Former Black Stars striker Anthony Yeboah Former Black Stars striker Anthony Yeboah

Legendary Ghana striker Anthony Yeboah has revealed why he was signed by Eintracht Frankfurt after scoring against them.

Yeboah joined Bundesliga side from Saarbrucken in 1990, becoming the first black player Frankfurt had ever signed.

The 53-year-old reveals Frankfurt decided to secure his services after he faced and scored against them in a playoff.

“My club was involved in a play-off with Frankfurt and I played very, very well. They took us out on goal difference and afterwards Frankfurt decided I was good enough to play for them," he revealed.

“In that game against Frankfurt while I was at Saarbrucken I was racially taunted by the Frankfurt fans a lot. When I joined, that turned into they chanting my name Y-E-B-O-A-H a lot. It was very interesting and I had a great relationship with the fans afterwards.”

Yeboah is now a household name in Frankfurt after scoring 68 goals and winning two Bundesliga top scorer awards.