Licensed FIFA player intermediary, Yussif Alhassan Chibsah, has disclosed colleague players advised him to take up the job while playing in Sweden because of how good he helped them out of situations.
The former Ghana midfielder, who manages many players both in Ghana and abroad, is one of the powerful Ghanaian player intermediaries currently.
The 37-year-old says he had no intentions of making money out of the help he was offering his brothers, but it was upon their recommendation he took it professionally.
“I started interacting with the Ghanaian players over there [in Sweden],” Chibsah said on Citi TV’s The Tracker. “I formed a WhatsApp group, where we used to share ideas and our problems.
“Because I was there for a couple of years, I knew a little bit of the regulations, the system and how it works.
“I helped a lot of the players in filing their taxes, whenever they want to invite any family member, the process to go through and all that.
“It was actually the same boys I was mentoring [who advised me to take it professional], I was doing this for free; helping my younger brothers.
“I never had the intention of doing it as a profession or for money. It was actually Daniel Amartey, Majeed Waris and Reuben Ayarna, they said, hey, you are doing a good job for us.
“We think you would do good as an agent,” the Head of Player Relations at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana concluded.
He recently brokered the move of Ghanaian midfield trio; Winful Cobbinah, Kwame Bonsu, and Maxwell Baakoh, to Egyptian Premier League side, Ceramica Cleopatra FC.