Ex-Kotoko midfielder Jackson Owusu going through a round patch in Kenya

Published on: 15 May 2020

Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder, Jackson Owusu is going through a rough patch in Kenya as he struggles to get a 3 square meal on a daily basis.

The player was signed by Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in January as he reunited with former Porcupine Warriors boss Steve Polack.

Due to the suspension of the football season in the country, it is understood that the club is finding it difficult to pay players, and Jackson Owusu is now thought to be low on cash.

In an interview, the Ghanaian international has revealed how he is struggling to keep up with bills at Jimlizer Hotel in Buruburu, where he has been staying in Kenya.

His club owes the hotel over Sh600,000 which is equivalent to GH¢300,000 due to earlier and pending bills.

Jackson Owusu told Nairobi News, “My parents are poor and fully depend on me and they live in Kumasi many kilometers away from Accra. But I have been forced to reach out to them and sometimes they have been forced to travel to town and send me something little. You also know that here at the club we have also not been paid and I can’t assist them”.

He added, “I survive many a times by only eating one meal in a day and it has to be given out after the attendant has received the go-ahead from the manager. Some fans brought me food on Wednesday and I am really grateful for their kind gesture”.