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Ransford Osei accuses Frederick Acheampong of taking $20K ‘bribe’ for World Cup spot


Former Ghana forward Ransford Osei has leveled serious accusations against Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council Member Frederick Acheampong, alleging that the latter deceived him to pay $20,000 to secure his spot in the Black Stars squad for the 2010 World Cup

Osei revealed that Acheampong advised him to use the money to garner favour with influential figures in football leadership to ensure his inclusion in the World Cup squad. Despite complying and transferring the funds, Osei claims that the promised arrangements were never fulfilled.

Recounting the events, Osei expressed deep disappointment, stating, “He did something that really hurt me. It hit my soul; that is why I am saying this. He ended my career,” in an interview with Doc Royal Sports.

Osei asserted that Acheampong’s failure to use the funds as promised marked the end of his promising football career.

Despite being a key player in Ghana’s U-17 and U-20 teams and featuring prominently in the 2009 U-20 World Cup-winning squad, Osei missed out on the 2010 World Cup squad.

Acheampong allegedly claimed that Prince Tagoe had taken Osei’s place due to his age and potential for a longer career.

Osei, who was once on the radar of clubs like Manchester City and Real Madrid, lamented the impact of the incident on his career. The former footballer played for Kotoko during his career and eventually retired from the game.

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