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“My Leg Was Nearly Amputated Due to Several Injections” – Charles Taylor Sadly Narrates

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 Source: Michael Djan

Charles Kweku Bismark Taylor Asampong is a former Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a striker or an attacking midfielder. He had his greatest playing days and is one of the few players to play for Accra Hearts of Oak S.C. and Asante Kotoko.

In an interview with Ernest Brew Smith TV monitored by, Taylor disclosed that while playing for the CHAN team, it got to a point his leg was nearly amputated.

According to Taylor, his leg changed color to red because he was given injections several times before he goes to play for the team.

He revealed; “Yeah (the was metal in my leg) this is what contributed to me quitting football fast. Because when I play football run a little I will see that my leg has swollen. When I was going to the CHAN my leg was not healed the pains was more. That is why when we were playing the CHAN every match I was given an injection so that I can play.”

He added; “They injected the place I had surgery so that I can’t feel the pain and when I finish playing I couldn’t sleep. Sometimes it pains me they have really hurt me that is what they did to me. We didn’t get any significant money from CHAN and what pains me more our President and Fred Pappoe are all witnesses to the fact that they beg me to be injected so that I play.”

According to Taylor, nobody came to him to ask him about his leg when he stopped playing football and he wasn’t also happy with the response of an FA president when he met him.

He stated; “In our last match I wouldn’t lift my leg so I and Yaw Yeboah…Liberty player we were the only two to receive injections that day. This is what affected me more (several injections) I was in the house and I saw that my leg has changed color to red the place I was injected. That only spot is red that is where I lost a lot of things because I thought my leg…there was a hole in my leg. When I sat down bad substances came out of it. All this happened to me and I didn’t see any official visiting me or calling me to ask how is your leg.”

Source: Michael Djan