Sports News of Wed, 29 Nov 20171

Gideon Baah “surprised” at Red Bulls exit

Former Asante Kotoko left-back, Gideon Baah, says he is taken aback by the decision of New York Red Bulls to part ways with him after 22 months at the back.

Baah joined the team from HJK Helsinki in February 2015 but a number of injuries took away the opportunities to play regular football at the team.

He made only 9 first team appearances and his stay at the club was not activated by Red Bulls who are looking at fine-tuning their team for the 2018 season.

Speaking to Citi Sports, Baah said the decision was not what he expected especially as New York Red Bulls remained committed to him despite his injury problems.

“I honestly did not see this coming because of the way they treated me. They always called to check up on me when I was recovering. They involved me in training and they were always on top of the details when it came to my rehab.

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Concerning my exit, I did not see it coming but that is what it is.”

Baah is rather philosophical about his time with Red Bulls and says he is walking away better off than when he joined the team.

“Honestly, I have improved and I have grown as a person and a player. I choose to look at the positives and I have a lot. The club treated me well and they were like a family for me. The most important thing is that I have learned a lot for the future.”

Baah scored one goal for the Red Bulls in his time there.

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