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Sports News of Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Source: Football Ghana

We were given a bottle of Guinness after winning matches - Former Ashgold striker reveals

Former Ashanti Gold SC striker, Nana Frimpong has disclosed that they were offered bottles of Guinness after winning matches at the Obuasi based club.

Nana Frimpong was a household name in the Ghana Premier League and was one time top scorer of the season.

Recounting his playing day, he revealed that he and his colleagues including current Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor, Elmina Sharks Coach, Yaw Acheampong, and many other top stars were motivated by winning their games and not receiving any financial reward.

“We loved to win matches, rather than money, we were motivated by the fans when we win games,” he told Asempa FM.

Frimpong also stressed that much of his life centered on playing football, and therefore had no other interest as a young man.

“I never engaged in any extramarital affairs even though I married at a very tender age, I would not say I didn’t have any other thing doing, as a man you have something that keeps you busy, we were offered two bottles of Guinness by our British Coach David Booth when I played for Ashantigold, it was to relax our nerves.

“That was the only thing I enjoyed beyond Playing Football, and in those days, you only needed to make a request after matches, and Guinness was readily offered,” he added.

Nana Frimpong was a member of the Black Stars team that failed to qualify for the 1994 World cup in the USA.

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