Abednego Tetteh, the winner of the Ghana Premier League goal king title last season, has voiced his displeasure with the Ghana Football Association for giving him a GHC 5,000 voucher to use at a dentist as the prize money.
The former Hearts of Oak striker blamed the lack of respect shown by the Ghanaian football association for his choice not to play in the top division in an interview with Wontumi FM that Footballghana.com listened to.
“When the Black Stars needed a striker to be part of the national team, despite being the top scorer of the 2022/2023 GPL season, I wasn’t called. What hurts me most, was what happened at the awards night. Players who were awarded as best players from the first division, FA cup and the women’s league were all top scorers so why give the best GPL player award to someone who scored 11 goals of which 9 were penalties? He quizzed.
“The GFA gave me a GHC5,000 voucher to visit a dentist as my GPL goal king prize. I won’t lie, I’m really hurt. How can you give me GHC5,000 to go to a dentist just to wash my mouth, which to me is very disrespectful”
“I had the opportunity to renew my contract with Bibiani Gold Stars but because of what I have been through I turned it down. I don’t want to win the GPL goal king and get disrespected like this again. So I rather stay away from the GPL not football entirely. How much is pepsodent?
“Why do you have to tell me to brush my teeth for GHC5,000? Best referee received a car and the best player received GHC20,000 and a Television and I being the top scorer would have appreciated it if they gave me GHC10 airtime rather than the GHC5,000 voucher” he said.