Ghana’s talented winger Richard Mpong sneaked into the country on Monday night after death threats in Turkey following his refusal to sign a slave contract.
Furious Medeama officials have told GHANAsoccernet.com that they will take action against the UK-based agent Charlie Baffour who proposed the deal.
The 21-year-old, who plays for the Black Stars, abruptly ended talks to sign for Turkish side Adana Demirspor before creeping to return home.
The Medeama player was in Turkey to conclude his transfer to Demirspor but the contract was written in Turkish, a language he does not speak, which raised the alarm bells.
When he requested for the contract to be translated into the English the Turkish agent involved in the deal declined and threatened him with violence which prompted Mpong’s surreptitious escape to Ghana.
Medeama President Moses Armah paid for a one-way ticket to Accra from Istanbul after the youngster escaped from the clutches of the agents by taxi from Adana to reach the Turkish capital.
Mpong, who is one of Ghana’s talented players, was being courted by some other clubs in Europe and Asia but the lucrative proposal from Turkey prompted his decision for that option.
But with the possibility of him signing a contract that is likely to be dodgy and could tie him to the club for many years without his knowledge, Mpong opted to return home.
Several Ghanaian players have been tricked into signing slave contracts which has derailed the careers of many.
Mpong is considered one of the best players in the local league and scored on his debut for the Ghana national team in their friendly against Chile early this year.