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My Agent Took My Money Whenever I Signed A Contract Because I Couldn’t Read And Write – Former Black Stars Legend Odartey Lamptey Recounts

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Former Black Stars player, Odartey Lamptey has come out to provide details on how lack of education affected his football career simply because he didn’t know how to read and write.

My Agent Took My Money Whenever I Signed A Contract Because I Couldn't Read And Write - Former Black Stars Legend Odartey Lamptey Recounts

After an amazing juvenile tournament in Scotland, a high number of football clubs came jostling to sign the Ghanaian football player including Stephen Keshie’s Anderlecht.

In an exclusive interview on Joy News, the ex-Black Stars player revealed that education was a big problem for him because he couldn’t read and write and as such he was signing contracts he had less understanding of.

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Narrating his ordeal, he said after signing his first contract, he went to his first and was questioned if he wasn’t going to take his money but out of ignorance, he asked if he was supposed to take any money because he didn’t know his signing fee or any financial agreement related to the contract he signed.

However, since he knew he was supposed to paid at the end of the month, he gave them his bank account details and the next day the money was sent into his account.

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He further disclosed that his agent at that time (Caliendo) came to meet his club officials and was angry after he was informed his money has been given to Odartey Lamptey, who in this case was the rightful owner.

Odartey Lamptey stated emphatically that, because of his inability to read and write, his agent took his money for more than four years.

To prevent other young footballers from going a similar experience, Odartey Lamptey has set up an academy to improve upon the education of other footballers. 

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The said academy named the Glow Lamp Academy was established by the Ghanaian football legend after his retirement from active football.

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