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Hearts: Fred Ansah Botchway reveals how he came close quitting football

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Hearts Of Oak midfielder, Frederick Ansan Botchway has revealed that he nearly ended his professional football career due to lack of financial support.

He disclosed in an interview that he had to walk from Ablekuma to Darkuman – suburbs of Accra – for training everyday because he was not on salary.

Hearts Of Oak unveils Frederick Ansah Botchway

“I had contemplated quitting football several times. There were periods that I almost gave up. Imagine walking from Ablekuma to Darkuman to train everyday. You don’t even have 1 cedi in your pocket to board a car,” Botchway reveals in chat with journalist Saddick Adams.

“The club I was playing, there was no salary, no winning bonus for three years. I just wanted to play and make a mark.

“At a point, I packed my things to stay in a mission house because it was closer to my club training base.

”The mission house became my home. When the church folks cook, I get some to eat.

Frederick Ansah Botchway
PHOTO CREDIT: via Ghanasoccernet Frederick Ansah Botchway at Liberty Professionals

“That’s how I survived. When Liberty signed me, my salary was 200 cedis and I was very excited for the first time.”

Ansah Botchway joined Hearts Of Oak prior to the start of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League.

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