Former Black Starlets and Satellites attacker Opoku Agyemang has divulged he spent over $100,000 on recovering from injuries which has rendered him inactive since 2012.The pacy winger, who was part of the history-making squad of the Black Satellites that clinched the FIFA Youth championship in 2009 (the first by any African side) has disclosed his heart wrenching story of being inactive for the past eight years.
Agyemang, 30, followed his Under 20 exploits with yet another medal in 2010 when he helped an unfancied Black Stars side made up of a pool of youngsters to finish second behind Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations.
His career was supposed to have sky-rocketed from there but niggling injuries has curtailed his progress.
Revealing his painful ordeal, the native of Sunyani told Kumasi-based Angel 96.1 FM:”I spent more than $100,000 on my injury but to no avail. I have not played football since 2012″
The former Ashgold striker recorded his first long-term injury when he was sidelined for eight months in 2010 after tearing anterior cruciate ligaments which ruled him out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.
He returned to feature for his club side Al Sadd in the Asian Champions League.
In 2012, Agyemang signed for Bulgarian side Levski Sofia but had his contract terminated due to his health status.
Now 30, he has unfortunately spent his prime years on the treatment table but hopefully he might recover and see out the remainder of a career which was destined for greatness.