07.10.2020 Football News

We Have Not Been Given Our Houses As Promised By Gov't After Winning Afcon 1978 - Abdul Razak

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Abdul Razak speaking to Citi TV
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Abdul Razak speaking to Citi TV

Former Ghana international, Abdul Razak, has shared that government has failed to honour its promise after winning the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon].

The West African country emerged as the winners of the competition after defeating Uganda by 2 goals to nil after which then Head of State General Ignatius Acheampong promised each player and technical team member a 3 bedroom house.

However, following the overthrow of the Acheampong regime, the promise was soon forgotten.

“We were all airlifted by a helicopter and taken to Burma Camp after the game where he addressed all of us one after the other.

“We were all told that we were to receive an estate house.

“Until now, nothing has happened we have not received anything.

We were confident that it would happen because there were lots of estate houses but nothing happened.” he stated on Footprints on Citi TV.

Abdul Razak was also named best player of the 1978 Afcon after a string of stellar performances.

Ghana has failed to win Africa's prestigious tournament since 1982

The team has, however, played in 1992, 2010 and 2015 Afcon finals but has failed to lift the ultimate.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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