- Veteran Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Polo has jabbed Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe for being disrespectful towards him and some retired players in Ghana
- Polo accused Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe of being the reason why the Ghana Old Players could not vote in the Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections
- Polo rubbished comments by the duo over the Ghana Old Players voting during the GFA elections
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Legendary Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Polo has blasted former Ghana internationals Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe for being disrespectful to Ghana Old Players Association, which is the mother body of retired footballers in the country.
According to Polo, Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe are the reason why the Ghana Old Players could not vote at Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections.
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The 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winner rubbished comments by Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe that for the Ghana Old Players to vote during the GFA elections, they need to join the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), saying it is disrespectful.
Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Mohammed Polo said prior to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ghana Old Players lost two of its slots to vote to the Professionals Football Association because of Samuel Osei Kuffour and Tony Baffoe.
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He labeled the former Bayern Munich defender as very disrespectful, questioning their contribution towards Ghana’s successes in football.
“These professionals if they have retired, they should rather join our association. Now they have taken our slots and say we should join them, our foot!!! These kids, they are jokes!!!," Mohammed Polo said.
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"They don’t respect, we served Ghana here… what have they done apart from their clubs abroad? What did they win with the national team, he quizzed angrily. And they say we should join them. Sammy Kuffour has disappointed me, you must respect your seniors!"
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"Who is Tony Baffoe, what has he done for Ghana, he is the cause of everything, he set up that PFAG. He was born in Germany and he wants to tell us what to do? he should not disrespect us. I’m saying this, what Kuffour did is utter disrespect and if Tony is behind this, both of them have disrespected us."
The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is an accredited body by FIFPro, the worldwide representative of all professional players and is a member of the African division.
The PFAG was founded in May 2009 and officially launched on 21 May 2010.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says it will be difficult for players in the Ghanaian domestic leagues to accept pay cuts in the face of the deadly coronavirus.
He said unlike the rest of the world, players in the domestic league don't earn that much, therefore, cutting their pay will greatly affect them.
All over the world, players have been urged by their teams to take a pay cut in order to save the clubs from financial stress.
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