I nearly became a taxi driver after Kotoko failed me - Latif Blessing

Published on: 05 December 2018

Los Angeles winger, Latif Blessing has confessed that he nearly ventured into becoming a taxi driver after Asante Kotoko failed to allow him to impress.

The former Liberty Professionals star is rated as one of the best players forwards to have ever graced the Ghana Premier League.

Blessing emerged as the top goal scorer in the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League season and has been impressive since joining MLS side Los Angeles.

"I went to Kotoko for justify after someone recommended me to them," he said.

"For two days, they didn't even let me train but what broke my heart is that the jersey I wore was taken from me and was given to another player so I had to sit bare-chested.

"I regretted and thought I wasn't good enough so told my mum to buy a taxi for me to drive".

However, the 21-year-old has also threatened to switch nationality over lack of Black Stars call-up.

Blessing is currently embarking on an Adidas-sponsored project to build a football pitch for the youth of his hometown, Nankese, a village in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District of Ghana.

He helped Los Angeles Football Club to finish third in the Western Conference of the MLS, scoring five goals out of thirty appearances.