Don Bortey: I can still play at a top level

Former Ghana international, Bernard Dong Bortey, 36, has touted his capabilities in football claiming he is better than all current players in the Ghana Premier League.

According to him, he still has the requisite skills and technical know-how to play an influential role in a game when given a chance.

Bernard Dong Bortey, who was once the most feared winger in Ghana football refuted suggestions that he was done and dusted with his football because of his age.

Speaking on Citi TV’s Face to Face programme, the Accra Hearts of Oak legend likened himself to Juventus football club forward Ronaldo.

He explained that although he was three years older than Cristiano Ronaldo, he still has what it takes to play professional football at the top level.

Bernard Don Bortey added that he has been training very hard to remain in top shape to return to active football.

He said although his training routine requires that he does not drink too much alcohol or smoke at all, he occasionally takes in Madingo, a local alcoholic cocktail.

“I train a lot. I don’t drink or smoke. I take very good care of myself… Even if I drink, I do it once a while. I take small Madingo; just a small one because I like Madingo a lot,” he told the host, Godfred Akoto Boafo.

Touching on his lack of involvement in the senior national team during his peak years, Bernard Don Bortey accused former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi of scheming to deny him opportunities to play for the team.


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