Sam Ampeh, A Former Kotoko Goalie, Sobs On Live Television As He Describes How The Team Falsely Accused Him Of Bribery.

Sam Ampeh, a former goalie for Kumasi Asante Kotoko, was clearly upset when he talked about the difficulties he had as a result of charges of bribery brought against him in 1981 by the team’s supporters and administration.

Ampeh recalled how the club’s management fabricates claims that he took bribes from the opposition team after a CAF Champions League defeat to a Guinean club that year.

Ampeh spoke candidly about the incident in a recent interview with Accra-based Peace FM, expressing confusion over the management’s inability to comprehend that he had given up three goals at the pinnacle of his career.

He broke down in tears as he talked about how enraged Kotoko supporters had damaged his Kumasi apartment, forcing him to move out.

Ampeh said on Peace FM, “We won 1-0 at home but lost 3-1 away,” in reference to the Guinea game. They were a formidable team back then, under Papa Camara’s leadership. The rumors began in Guinea, spread during the return flight, and peaked when we touched down in Ghana. The fans’ accusations were unfounded, but I hadn’t done anything obviously wrong to make the club’s management happy.

“When I arrived back in Kumasi, everything in my house was damaged. I was the target of resentment since it was alleged that I accepted a bribe from the Guinean club. My landlord had me evicted, and the carpenters had locked up, so I was unable to get my stuff back. I had become the outsider at the station, and no driver would let me ride in their car.”

Ampeh insisted on his innocence, saying he was the victim of slander and had not accepted any money from the Guinean club.

He also talked about the serious impact the accusations had on his mother, which finally caused her to pass away.

“I’m from Akuapem, and both of my parents passed away. The claims of bribery made by Asante Kotoko’s management had a profound impact on my mother. Ampeh told Dan Kwaku Yeboah, “She defended my innocence but eventually passed away due to the stress.”

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