Isaac Twum, captain of Black Stars B has denied that most Ghanaian players leave for foreign clubs because of money.
“I do not agree to the general perception that we (players) leave all because we are looking for money but honestly it goes beyond that”. Twum revealed this to Boss Sports in Kumasi on Tuesday afternoon”.
The Inter Allies skipper explained thus, ” our profession is in such a way that you take advantage of your form to improve your status, so if you get the form and better offers come, you have to leave or else when you drop, you might not get that offer again”.
” You also need to leave at a time you are matured so that you do not go out there and return within a short period, I have already played in the Ghanaian league for five years and can confidently say I am ready to exploit other challenges.”
” Every serious footballer must set a goal for himself and to achieve this you need to work hard and not use money as your prime target. To me, money is a secondary matter though it is essential in the work we do, but my set objective is different “, the combative midfielder revealed.
He continued by saying that, ” It is my dream to get to where Stephen Appian and Michael Essien got to and even go beyond that, so I have to take advantage of my current form to move up.”
He went on to confirm that some players leave all because of family demands and subsequent pressure. ” yes it is true some players leave as a result of family pressure but that is dependent on your family background and status, those who come from ‘well to do families’ do not experience such negative pressure but if you come from a poor home where you serve as the ‘bread winner’, then definitely such pressure will come”.
Twum is set to leave for Norway in the coming weeks as he confirmed singing for IK Starks. He has agreed to a two year contract after passing his medicals with them Norwegian club.