By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Former Great Olympics striker [Edward Affum] has said that no one knew of Thomas Partey during their time at Tema Youth, but the Atletico Madrid midfielder is famous today because he never gave up.
Speaking in an interview with Television CK [A digital TV on YouTube] on the ordeal he had to go through while playing for the Accra based club [Olympics] the player said despite the despondency, he still sees it as part of the up and downs in every player’s career because he was once a giant in the game at Tema Youth when Thomas Partey was barely known.
“Well, I wouldn’t say I have regretted playing for Great Olympics because that’s how the job is. Sometimes it is on and off.
“A player can even go off for two or three years but could bounce back very strong like never before.
“For instance, Thomas Partey was with Tema Youth [Then playing in the Division One League] when I got transferred from Young Ambassadors [A colts division club], but because we were able to qualify to the Premier League just eight months after I had joined I was considered as one of the giants in the team. So that’s how life is.
“Who knew Partey when I was the Champ running the show at Tema Youth?
“But if I should go out with Thomas Partey today, people will recognize him more than me because it is his time. So that’s how it is, so I wouldn’t say I am disappointed playing for Great Olympics, but I was rather disconsolate with the way I was treated.”
Find the full interview on Television CK below:
According to Edward Affum, it is about time players came out to speak about the ill-treatment they go through at club level so that the club administrators will also change their ways of doing things.
The former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak attacker [Affum] signed two years contract with Great Olympics last year, but the contract had to come to an abrupt halt because of the club’s inability to honor its financial obligations as stated in the contract.