Arwuah warns PSL about Europe
Posted: 19 January 2016 Time: 07:49 pm
Ghanaian midfielder John Arwuah has warned fellow players to be cautious about the choices of European countries that they head out to following his sudden return from Cyprus.
Arwuah joined Cyprus top league club AEL Limassol at the end of August last year after leaving AmaZulu but has since returned following financial troubles at the club and is now considering local options.
The 30-year-old had signed a two-year contract with AEL but is back after less than six months, just like Senegalese forward Mame Niang who was on loan at the same club from Mamelodi Sundowns.
“I terminated my contract with that club because of financial troubles that were affecting the club as early as my third month there. From what I have gathered the money issues were down to the economic troubles in that part of Europe as Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria were also facing similar challenges,” Arwuah tells KickOff.com.
“In all honesty I feel players shouldn’t just go to Europe just because it is Europe. It is always wise to do as much research as possible before going there because imagine how lonely it would get if you are not even being paid.
“There was another team which was in a worse situation financial wise which wanted me but I couldn’t join them and felt it was better that I come back here.
“I have local offers that I am considering but I feel l also need to be careful because I don’t want to end up back to square one at the end of the season. Though there has been interest, I don’t want to rush into making decisions and I will make my time as a free agent work to my favour.
“There is also another option in another European league that my agent is working on. Besides the financial troubles the football was good and we were well taken care of. I don’t really blame the club for what happened because it wasn’t only them that were affected.
“However, at the end of the day you don’t want to be so far away without an income because you will end up miserable and not able to concentrate on the job at hand,” details the former Bloemfontein Celtic player.
Word is that a struggling PSL club has already raised a hand of interest but Arwuah is thoughtful about facing up to the prospect of relegation for the second year running after going down with AmaZulu last season.