Sports News of Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Ghana players turn gigolos in Thailand for survival

Ayutthaya FC midfielder Nikwei Issac has made a startling revelation that a lot of players from Africa, especially Ghana are going through hard times in Thailand and must sleep with natives to survive.

The former Wa All Stars player revealed that the lack of residence permit is making it difficult for African players to live a comfortable life, coupled with the fact that fake agents are taking advantage of their situation to aggravate their plight.

“This is my first season in the country [Thailand] after an agent lured me here. He gave me a lot of promises, but when I arrived, it proved an empty one; so I had to struggle to survive,” Nikwei told Nkoranza-based Akyeaa FM.

“Life is not easy here, I play for my team only if the place is safe because my working permit has expired, many players are into a lot of ungodly acts just to find their feet, some of which are Ghanaians. They cannot return home because they are not financially sound, some have now resorted to dealing in illegal drugs whiles others live with local women.

“These women like sex a lot so you will have to satisfy them every day before they will help you. We are going through hell-like situations just because of football. Players like Abdul Samed 'Okocha' and Stephen Offei are here without a club, and it pains me how these talented players are going through situations like this, but I will advise the young ones not to hastily move from Ghana to play in Asia.

“They should make sure all their documents are intact to prevent frustrations,” the disturbed Ghanaian player advised.

Ayutthaya FC are currently lying 11th on the Thai First Division League log with 32 points, two points above safety.