I chose to work for Prophet Badu Kobi over $50,000 soccer deal - Charles Taylor

I chose to work for Prophet Badu Kobi over $50,000 soccer deal - Charles Taylor

- Former Ghanaian footballer Charles Taylor has revealed how he turned down an offer from a top team in Saudi Arabia to work as a pastor

- Charles Taylor disclosed that he got offered $50,000, a house and cars to play for a top Saudi team but he declined the offer

- The former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko player expressed excitement in choosing to work for Prophet Badu Kobi than continuing his football career

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Former Accra Heart of Oak player Charles Taylor has revealed that he chose to work for Prophet Badu Kobi over signing for a Saudi Arabian club.

According to the award-winning soccer magician, he was offered a whopping $50,000 plus other goodies to join a top Saudi club but refused.

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In an interview with Yaa Agyemang on the 'Life After The Game' show, Charles Taylor expressed fulfilment in choosing the work of God over football.

"I got a lucrative offer from a team in Saudi Arabia. They were ready to offer me cars, a house and a $50,000 offer but I rejected them to go into pastoring," he revealed.

"I chose to work for Prophet Badu Kobi over a $50,000 deal, that was a very big step for me even though many people in my position would have gone to Saudi Arabia," he added.

When asked about the rumour that football players consult deities for success, Charles Taylor debunked the claim he ever consulted any voodoo.

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He noted that football is a gift from God so there was no reason he could have gone to consult 'black magic.'

Charles Taylor is one of the few Ghanaian players to have played for rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

His football prospects ended prematurely due to a career-ending knee injury after a short spell at Kotoko and Enugu Rangers.

The former Great Olympics attempted to re-launch his career with Berekum Chelsea in 2013 but failed.

He is arguably one of the greatest players to ever play the Ghana Premier League and was a key member of the famous “64 Battalion” squad of Accra Hearts of Oak S.C. that won the African Champions League in 2000.

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