Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea midfielder, Jackson Owusu has been detained in Kenya over unpaid hotel bills and going through a hard life as he struggles for a three-square meal.
The former Ghana international reunited with his former coach during his days at Asante Kotoko, Steve Polack in January after completing a transfer to the Kenyan giants Gor Mahia.
Kenyan Football League is on suspension and it is believed that Gor Mahia has been hit with the financial crisis as the club has been unable to pay players for five months.
Jackson Owusu, in an interview, revealed that he has been detained in Jimlizer Hotel in Buruburu, where he resides in Kenya over unpaid bills of $6000 equivalent to Gh¢30,000.
“The Chairman, Ambrose Rachier has always been promising to come on a number of occasions to assist me but he has not been here. I am not allowed to leave with anything out of the hotel until there is a commitment from the club that the money will be paid. As at now, I don’t know when this will happen.” Jackson told Nairobi News.
Jackson now depends on his parents in Kumasi for survival. He survives on the little token his parents send to him from Ghana and some club supporters who have been helping him to feed himself.
“My parents are poor and fully depend on me and they live in Kumasi many kilometres away from Accra. But I have been forced to reach out to them and sometimes they have been forced to travel to town and send me something little. You also know that here at the club we have also not been paid and I can’t assist them.
“I survive many times by only eating one meal in a day and it has to be given out after the attendant has received the go-ahead from the manager. Some fans brought me food on Wednesday and I am really grateful for their kind gesture.”