‘Grey Hair Disturbing My Career’

One of Ghana’s best goalkeepers, Frank Andoh, who once played in the national U-17, 20 and 23 teams, says his grey hair is becoming a hinderance to his football career.

He said coaches and football administrators were unwilling to hire his services as they were often deluded by his grey hair which they considered to be a sign of old age.

Speaking to Graphic Sports at his Obuasi base last week, a very worried Andoh, who helped Inter Allies survive the Ghana top flight league, disclosed that his natural grey hair which was common in his family had been his great disadvantage as people taught he was too old to play football.

He said at 25 and now an experienced keeper, he had been rejected by coaches.

“We are five brothers and Iam the second but we all have it, even my elder brother, who lives in Holland and all his children, who are at very tender ages, are all grey.

Coach Oti Akenten, who nurtured me at the Ashgold Academy, saw me developing grey at the time,” he revealed.

“Sometimes, supporters hoot at me, thinking I’m too old to be playing with kids and, in fact it got to a time I had to dye my hair but my wife kicked against it and even ended in a quarrel,” he stated.