By Patrick Akoto
Ghana international Sam Ayew Yeboah wants measures that will help to clamp down on unlicensed Fifa agents.
The 23-year-old has returned to the West African country after he mutually terminated his contract with Faroe Islands side Tvoryrar Boltfelag over lack of playing time.
A number of Ghanaian players have been transferred through illegal agents which later turn out to haunt the players.
Many have failed to live up to their potential after being lured by rogue agents and left stranded.
The ex-Liberty Professionals midfielder wants the Ghana Federation to put in mechanism that will check the activities of these unscrupulous agents.
“I think the FA should put in some measures that will check the activities of some of these agents. Some have not helped us at all,” Yeboah said
“I believe that many players have not lived up to their potential because of the kind of agents they sign for.
“Due to contractual agreement, the hand of the players is tied. I faced a similar situation when I signed for a Nigerian agent.
“He did not help me at all and so I will just appeal to the authorities to do something about it. They need to help to clamp down on the phenomenon by putting up stringent laws.”
Some Ghanaian players have ventured into prostitution for survival in Thailand after been lured by scoundrel agents.
The players were promised bumper contracts but have since been left to their fate as they struggle to earn a living with many unable to pay for a return air ticket home.
The players who featured for some Premier and second-tier sides in the West African country have been hit with the harsh realities of life as crook agents entice the desperate ones for playing careers abroad and cheat them out of thousand of Ghana Cedis for the privilege.
Many are surviving on the benevolence of some resident compatriots while others sleep with women for money.