Ex-Ghana international Rev. Osei Kofi has revealed that he has been sacked from the Ministry of Youth and Sports as a representative for retired footballers.
The 74-year-old was appointed during President Kuffour’s regime to represent former Ghanaian footballers.
According to the Ghana legend, he was paid Gh¢ 400 every month by the government of Ghana.
The 1965 Africa Cup of Nations winner said the outgoing Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye sacked him from his outfit
“Somebody told me earlier that he [Nii Lantey] wants to sack me from the position so I was even expecting the letter and it was handed to me in April” he told Takoradi based radio station SPICE FM
“I was appointed under the NPP’s administration by Hon. Rashid Bawah and the late Mr. Baah Wiredu to represent the former footballers at the ministry”
“We were given an office at the ministry after the establishment of the retired footballers association but I have now been sacked by the minister in April”
“The government was paying me Gh¢ 400 every month but Nii Lantey told me, the government does not have fund to pay for the amount every month”
”I did not even attend to the family of the late Ben Koufie because , that was the money I used for transportation when something happens to a retired footballer”