A former Black Star player, Abu Imoro has shocked Ghanaians with what can be described as an unexpected turnout for a talent such as himself.
The former midfielder who was also signed on to Real Tamale United in the 80s has confessed to having turned to drugs after his career, leading to a very deplorable state he is currently living in.
Imoro, in a recent interview on TV3 sports news revealed he spent his entire career earnings on drugs and now lives off the charity of others, especially his former team mates.
“I sometimes go to Abedi, he will receive me well but give me transportation. So I am expecting them to help me a lot, even if a little self, I can force myself to come up,” Imoro said.
There are tales in the Kotobabi neighbourhood about how he would return from Black Stars trips, get into a car and spill around money to the adulation of cheering youth.
Now, his former team mate, Abubakari Damba is pleading with the youth to learn from the mistakes of the once upon a time awesome footballer and lead a better life.
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“You asked if he had money, yes he had money because he was driving his own car, he had his own house, family, wife and child. He was living a very comfortable life but the influence of drugs got him where he is today.
“Did he have the right people around to advise him? That is a question we need to answer? For me I think it’s a very unfortunate episode. Young boys and girls coming up should learn from this. The state he is in is not good. This is a living example for us especially the footballers,” Damba concluded.
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