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The immediate past bankroller of Ashantigold Sporting Club, Dr Kwaku Frimpong, has for the first time lifted the lid on the real reasons that drove him to resign from the Premier League side.
Dr Frimpong, affectionately called ‘Champion’ claims he left the Miners because there were various attempts by a section of the club’s fan base to end his life.
A few weeks ago, Dr Frimpong announced his decision to leave the former Premier League champions despite pumping a lot of resources into the club.
He claims while the decision was a tough one, it was the best considering the friction that was beginning to emerge between himself and some of the supporters.
Speaking to Graphic Sports Online, Dr Frimpong said some of the supporters made attempts to kill him by piercing his care tyres with some sharp objects with the intention of causing a motor accident for him.
“Since the fans turned against me, they have done many things intended to put my life in danger. Among such things was the pinning of sharp objects in my tyres anytime we played at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
“It happened on four different occasions so it was not a mere coincidence. Luckily enough, I was able to detect it and decided to park my car at a different location in Obuasi,” he explained.
“It was when they realised that I was not dashing them any money as they used to have that they started creating some problems for me.
"They considered me as a mere caretaker of the club who had not made any major investment on my own,” he stressed.
“I went to Obuasi with a good intention to help transform the club to become very competitive locally and at the international level, but it seems there are some dirty politics and machination against me, hence my decision to part ways with the club at this time,” Dr Frimpong noted.
“Life is precious than anything so I cannot trade my life and family for football administration, that explains why I have decided finally to call it quits with Ashgold. My decision is final and there is no U-turn,” he emphasised.
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