Former Ghanaian international, Don Bortey announces retirement from football

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Former Hearts of Oak legend Bernard Don Bortey has announced his decision to retire from professional football, ABC Sports can confirm.

In an interview, Bortey stated it is time for him to end his football career and move to the touchline as a coach.

He revealed that he could not do much as a footballer after moving to Europe.

The former Ghanaian international added that he has got all the experience to lead his children to the stage he couldn’t reach.

Don Bortey in the interview said; “I’m not God. Maybe where I reached was the stage God wanted me to get to, for someone to come and continue. I have pain in me but it’s past,” the former winger added.

“I have to put it behind me because I have three kids who are all playing football, so I have to focus on pushing them. I could not do it but maybe they can do it for me.”

“I want to be a coach now. I’ve retired. I was not 100 percent sure but I have done it.

“I’m still playing football but not competitively. I don’t want to play any more competitive leagues like the Ghana Premier League because I have made the name already.”

“Everybody knows my name in Ghana football. So I have to leave for the young ones to take over. Now, I’m a coach. I’m not a footballer anymore. I’ve retired.”

The 37-year-old played for Hearts of Oak for nine years and won the Ghana Premier League four times as well as the CAF Super Cup and the Confederation Cup in 2001 and 2004 respectively.

Don Bortey made over 20 appearances for the Black Stars of Ghana and was best known for his free-kick taking prowess.

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

 

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