By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Former Asante Koto and Hearts of Oak forward – Edward Affum has revealed the financial challenges he went through while playing for Accra Great Olympics.
Speaking in an interview on Television CK [A digital TV on YouTube], Affum who signed two years contract with Great Olympics said he had to terminate his contract with the Accra based club because they [Olympics] did not respect the contract both parties signed:
“I terminated my contract because they were not respecting the contract we both signed so I had to call it off.
“I received only one month salary throughout the almost a year I stayed with the club.
“What makes it even more challenging is that the winning bonus too was not forthcoming. We received GHC20 each for transportation after matchdays.
“In the contract they were supposed to give me a signing on fee, but they told me the CEO was out of the country so they pleaded I sign and that the money will be paid once the man returns from his trip.
“I even used my own money as transportation from Afienya where I stay to Mamprobi [Indafa Park] on daily basis to train with the team so at a point I realized that I was losing financially.
“So those were the circumstances that occasioned my decision to call it quit finally.”
Edward Affum who started his football career in Tema Youth with Young Ambassadors before joining Tema Youth as a professional footballer added that these acts by some club owners are part of the reasons why most players are reluctant to play for local clubs on their return from abroad.
You can watch the interview below:
Affum , signed a two year contract with Great Olympics from Shaba Al-Ordo last year ahead of the Normalisation Committee’s special competition.