I failed to play in Europe because of Hearts of Oak – Charles Taylor

Former Accra Hearts of Oak attacker Charles Taylor has hit back at some critics, blaming the    Phobians for his failure to have played in Europe during his peak.

According to the 2000 CAF Champions League winner, Accra Hearts of Oak rejected several offers from Europe only to accept that of Kotoko, hence his failure to play in one  of the biggest football continents.

“Stephen Appiah took me to Brescia, I trained with them and they were more than happy to sign me, I remember I was in the car with the President of Brescia and Appiah, the President was happy with me and ask that I return as soon as possible”, he told Accra based Angel TV.

“I came to Ghana and got ready to return only for Hearts of oak management to tell me, I should wait they have a deal for me in Switzerland, they took me there for several months but I didn’t sign for any club.”

“Brescia was ready to pay Hearts of oak €400000 but they didn’t allow me, they rejected several deals from Europe and accepted Kotoko deal

“So how can one blame me for this?, he quizzed.

“I normally hear people say, Charles didn’t play football to the highest level because I relied on Juju I want to ask, what is the highest level?— I played Ghana U-17, U-20, U-23, Black Stars B, and the Black stars

Charles Kweku Sarpong Taylor played a key role in Hearts of Oak”s rise to stardom in the early 2000s, winning the CAF Champions League, FA cup and scored the first goal that won them the CAF Super Cup in 2001 over Zamalek FC of Egypt.

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