VIDEO: Baffour Gyimah recounts how he nearly went insane after missing the 1999 Black Starlets world cup squad

Published on: 06 June 2020

Former Bofoakwa Tanoh forward Baffour Gyimah recalls how he almost went mad after receiving heartbreaking news of his omission from the 1999 Starlets world cup squad. 

Baffour was an important part of the team's qualification but was not named in the final squad for the main showcase. The former player remembers how he felt when the news was sent to him.

"It's about time our leaders put their selfish gains aside and think about the country. When the coach [Jones Attuquayefio] revealed his final squad I realized my name was not part so I was caught in deep shock. I bent down my head and started crying. By the time I raised my head, the players I was friends with in camp couldn't believe it and I saw the disappointment on their faces," Gyimah disclosed to Jeffries Sintim Koree Chaskele on Television CK.

"I cried like a baby because I did't expect that I was going to be dropped. The Director came to ask me about the time we'll be departing for the tournament, but I couldn't answer. He was the reason I even cried more because the next thing that came out of his mouth that 'oh Ghana'. He stood there for about five minutes as he was in deep shock."

"Had God not intervened like I'd have gone mad because I was so hurt."