The sad story of how drugs destroyed ex-Black Stars player Abu Imoro

The sad story of how drugs destroyed ex-Black Stars player Abu Imoro

- Abu Imoro played for the Black Stars in the 1980s

- He wasn't a regular player for the team. He tells a touching story of how drugs has ruined his life

- Imoro played along side Ghana star, Abedi Pele

Former Black Stars midfielder, Abu Imoro has revealed how his engagement with drugs has left him a pauper after his football career.

Imoro was a household name in the 1980s when he played for Real Tamale United (RTU). However, life after football has proved to be a tough one after he failed to plan for his future.

The sad story of how drugs destroyed ex-Black Stars player Abu Imoro

Abu Imoro (L) and coach Abukari Damba (R)

Now in his 50s, the former Black Stars midfielder has no job and relies on donations from friends and philanthropists to survive.

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Imoro, however, regrets his actions and advice that upcoming footballers should stay clear of drugs if they want to be successful.

When I went into drugs, I regretted it very much. I will advice them [upcoming footballers] not to go near drugs. They are now coming up, and if you want to play, don’t move into drugs, keep yourself out,” he said in a video documentary by TV3.

The ex-RTU midfielder also revealed that he sometimes gets help from former Black Stars captain Abedi Pele, while calling for further assistance from the public.

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I sometimes go to Abedi [Pele], 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.”

Abu Imoro was a teammate of Abedi Pele and was capped a few times by the Black Stars during his glory days.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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