Abednego Tetteh, the 2022/2023 Ghana Premier League lead scorer, has announced a decision to stay away from the game following frustrations he attributes to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
According to him, his inability to make it onto the Black Stars and his failure to win the Best Player Award at the maiden edition of the GFA Awards despite being the top scorer of the league informed his decision to retire temporarily.
In an interview, the baller is quoted to have divulged his misery saying: “I won the Goal King award but I am very sad. It is the vision of any footballer to do well and earn praise for his hard work but in my case, it is not like that. I am very, very sad and I know many people are sad too. For a football nation like Ghana, the goal king of the league is consistently not given a national call-up but players that he overscored are invited to the national team.”
“They first called a different striker (Hafiz Wontah of Bechem United) and then for the second time another player that I scored more goals than is called (Jonathan Sowah). What have I done wrong to the GFA people? ” he is quoted.
“Even look at the GFA awards, all the top scorers of the various leagues won the best player of that league but in my case, I was not given the best player award despite being the top scorer of the league season. Have I offended anyone at the GFA? I really do not understand what is going on.”
The former Bechem United forward said he has decided to retire in the meantime as he deems it better than being shortchanged for what he deserves.
Tetteh scored 18 goals in the 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐/𝟐𝟑 league season with Bibiani Gold Stars beating Bechem United’s Hafiz Konkoni (15 goals) and Sampson Eduku of Tamale City FC (14 goals) to emerge as the Goal King.