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I stole money to buy football boots- Edwin Gyasi

By Michael Duah
I stole money to buy football boots- Edwin Gyasi
I stole money to buy football boots- Edwin Gyasi

Black Stars midfielder Edwin Gyasi has disclosed that he had to steal money to buy boot at the beginning of his football career.


The 27-year-old is currently plying his trade in Bulgaria for CSKA Moskow and has already scored a goal for the Black Stars in five appearances.

The CSKA Sofia Wideman has enjoyed a fantastic playing career playing for a number of clubs in Europe including De Graafschap, FC Twente, Heracles Almelo, Roda JC Kerkrade and Aalesund.
 
Gyasi who grew up in a poverty-stricken community but braved the odds to emerge as a professional player has disclosed that he had to steal money to buy football boots.
 

“In this type of neighbourhood where I grew up, there are only two ways: either you go left or you go to the right, or the right or wrong way,” he said

“The boys I grew up with … some of them are no longer alive because the neighbourhood was hard to live.

“It was not just a neighbourhood but a hard place. Bad things were happening there. But I had strict parents, especially my father.

“It prevented us from going through the streets. We did not have the money to buy football shoes, we had to steal them wherever we go.”

The Ghanaian has scored four goals in 38 appearances for CSKA since joining.

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