In a topic about racism, Ghanaian legend Anthony Yeboah popularly known as Yagoala cautioned young and upcoming talents to be ready to face and accept racism as it is rampant in Europe and has infiltrated the game though there may be efforts to clamp it down. He stated that during his time at Frankfurt he was among only 3 foreigners. Those times he said were not easy. He said they were constantly ridiculed at training but were hailed after emerging heroes during matches. Yeboah until recently was the highest scoring African ever in the Bundesliga, a title he held for 22years. “It wasn’t easy but we proved to them that we are here for business….We proved them wrong”.
In a controversial twist, the Leeds and Frankfurt legend also stated that he was privileged to work with Jupp Heynckes. Heynckes he said is a wonderful coach by all standards but he may have had something against him and his other African colleagues notably Jay Jay Okocha. He stated that the coach wasn’t really pleased with him being captain of the team but all his efforts to take it were futile. Again Yagoala was not also pleased with the Jupp Heynckes statements and treatment of foreign players at the time. Eventually, the club begged Yagoala to leave because it was either him or the coach. He settled at Leeds United where he was massive but did not know anything about initially.