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My girlfriend left me for a rich man because I was on low wages – Ex-Dreams FC goalie cries

My girlfriend left me for a rich man because I was on low wages - Ex-Dreams FC goalie

Former Dreams FC goalkeeper, Lord Bawa Martey has revealed a rich man snatched his girlfriend from him because he couldn’t afford her needs.

According to the enterprising netminder, most of the players playing in the local league are suffering financially as a result of low wages.

Bawa Martey disclosed on Angel FM in Accra that there are players in the local league who earn as low as Gh¢300 as salary every month.

“Someone simply snatched my girlfriend. She left me because of money. In the beginning, she was all cool because of the publicity I was getting but publicity wasn’t enough to keep her,” he said.

“She complained a lot and I was always giving excuses about bad salaries so when a rich man came she left. I don’t fault her.

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“It’s not easy having a girlfriend in this setting. We are often accused of being womanizers but it’s not true. Assuming I’m playing for a team in Tamale and I’m on a GH₵500 a month salary and by grace, I get to date a waakye seller who gifts me waakye for free, I will have to work for it.”

Martey further noted that the poor remuneration of players is the reason why he decided not to join another Ghanaian club leaving Dreams FC.

“Even though it’s our profession and we believe in our talent, we don’t get the needed recognition. It is not reflected in our salaries. If we were to list our worries, we would not end.

“I chose not to sign for any team this season due to reasons best known to me. I had a lot of offers but I rejected them due to previous experiences.

“You could get injured in the line of duty and no one would mind you. We still have players who earn as little as GHC300 cedis. Assuming you are paid GH ₵300, how do you survive monthly?” Martey added..

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