The former Ghana international has opened up on why he retired from the senior national team of Ghana prematurely.
Ex-Broussia Dortmund youth star Bashiru Gambo has revealed that he opted to quit the senior national team of Ghana because of lack of transparency at the country's Football Association.
The 41-year-old who featured for the Broussia Dortmund youth side was handed four invitations to the Black Stars where he failed to score in the early 2000s.
According to Gambo, he decided to retire prematurely from international football because the Ghana FA was corrupt in their activities at the national teams.
“Due to my performance at club level, I got friends from Nigeria. Yakubu Aiyegbeni was my closest friend then so during the tournament I decided to pass the night at his place and it was through him that I realized the FA was using them for their personal gains,” Gambo told Kumasi-based Angel FM
“Whiles in the room I had some conversations with Yakubu. I told him their governor has given the FA $70,000 as participation fee. As soon as I said that, he made it known that the governor gave Ghana $700,000 which means the players were fooled,” Gambo added.
“After that unscrupulous behavior on the part of the FA, when I got to my club in Germany, I wrote letters to Alhaji Jawula, Oheneba Charles and E.T Mensah that they shouldn’t hand me a call up again. So I personally quit the national team because of lack of transparency,”
Gambo played for the Ghana U17 and U20 during his days at King Faisal and Broussia Dortmund.
At Broussia Dortmund, he scored 22 goals in 108 matches for the youth team
He earned promotion to the senior team of Broussia Dortmund to make eight appearances.
Gambo announced his retirement from football in 2012 after a short stint at VfR Mannheim. He previously played for
Stuttgarter Kickers, Karlsruher SC, SSV Reutlingen among others.