Baba Armando Criticizes  Baba Rahman’s Winning Bonus Comments


Former Ghanaian international striker Baba Armando Adamu has criticized Chelsea defender Baba Rahman over his comments on receiving Black stars winning bonus.

Baba Rahman who came down to his native Ghana to spend his downtime stated in an interview with Ghana Television that he does not need money to play for the Black Stars.

His statement reads;

“I don’t need $10,000 to play for the nation, I play for the nation with my heart and I know most of the players don’t play for Ghana because of $10,000. It’s just an arrangement between the players and the management that we will give you this ($10,000) if you win. Me personally, I don’t need it.”

While many saw nothing wrong with the young star’s comments, one among those who thought otherwise was Baba Adamu aka Armando, Black star’s former striker who retired from international football in 2006.

Attacking Rahman’s comments on Accra-based Atinka FM, Baba Armando said;

“He (Baba Rahman) should stop saying that. I am shocked he is saying that. What he said will not favor some of his playing colleagues in the Black Stars. I know he is saying that because he is now playing in a big club and earning enough, he wouldn’t be saying that if he was playing in a local club. What of those who do not earn that much. I know he wouldn’t be saying that if he was a local player. He is saying that because he lives comfortable now but I know that would not be the case if he was still with Kotoko.”

Baba Rahman began his career at Dreams FC and later played at Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko. He was signed in 2012 by Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth. He later played for FC Augsburg before joining the blues in 2015 for a fee of £22 million. At the 2016 Chelsea Player of the Year Awards, Rahman came second place behind England’s Loftus-Cheek in the Young Player of the Year polls.