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AUDIO: ‘I don’t regret signing for Ethiopian Club’ – Lee Addy


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Former Black Stars defender Lee Addy has pointed out that he doesn’t regret moving to the East African country Ethiopia as a 2010 world cup quarter finalist.

Addy and other Ghanaian players were stranded in Ethiopia during the covid-19 lockdown and called on Ghana government and other stakeholders to help evacuate them to Ghana.

“Indeed we were stranded in Ethiopia during the covid-19 lockdown. We decided to return to Ghana but the rules in Ethiopia clearly states that anyone who moves from other regions to the capital (Addis Ababa) is supposed to be isolated for 14 days”. He told Time fm.

Addy added, I, together with the other Ghanaian players moved to the Ethiopian capital so that if the airport/borders are opened then we move to Ghana peacefully but that didn’t materialize.

“We didn’t have enough money on us but we were all holding return tickets so we approached the Ghanaian high commissioner in Ethiopia to help evacuate us but he told us to be patient because he has not been ordered to organize anything for us, if he can do so unless we write a letter to make our request official”.

The demands were too much for us so we decided to take a different approach by engaging in a video to tell the world our current situation.

“Our calls were heard positively and finally moved to Togo because the Togo borders were opened and later arrived in Ghana”

The 2010 world cup quarter finalist confirmed that they arrived in Ghana on Friday (17/07/20) and passed through their first covid-19 test on Saturday (18/07/20) and eventually isolated at Prampram as directed by Ghana government.

The former Berekum Chelsea player on his club career said “I didn’t sign any contract in Ethiopia therefore am a free agent and ready to play for any Ghanaian club who can meet my demands.

Addy further stated that, he has not regretted signing for an Ethiopian club as a 2010 world cup quarter finalist.

“That is how life is, when i was playing in China, former Barcelona player Seydou Keita and Didier Drogba came and played in China as well so there is nothing wrong playing in Ethiopia”.

He finally showed appreciation to journalists and other stakeholders who helped evacuated them to Ghana.


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