By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

Former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko attacking midfielder – Charles Kweku Asampong Taylor has urged national team players to fight for what’s due them before they take part in any tournament.

Speaking in an interview with Adom TV, Charles ‘The Terror’ Taylor noted that officialdom and Ghanaians at large will give you [players] the necessary attention only when you are active so if you fail to take what is meant for you at this level and you retire, you’ll be miserable because no one will care for you at that stage.

“I will support players who demand for their winning bonuses and whatever incentives due them before tournaments on any day.

“When you get sick [after retirement] that’s where you’ll realize that no one actually cares about you so they have to fight for their due.

“So I urge all the national team players including the females to always use whatever means possible to take their monies.

“When you are at your peak, you’ll see all manner of people coming to you, but you retire and see?

Charles Taylor was part of the dreaded Accra Hearts of Oak team ’64 Battalion’ that conquered Ghana and Africa in the year 2000, winning the Ghana Premier League, FA Cup, CAF Champions League, and the CAF Super Cup.

Taylor, the 2002 SWAG [Sports Writers Association of Ghana] Sports Personality of the Year also featured for Ghana at the U-20, U-23, and the Black Stars – playing a part in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.