Ghanaian footballer, Mohammed Anas has been Sacked by South African top-flight side TS Galaxy on the grounds of “carrying bad luck’.
Anas went viral in 2017 after he thanked his wife and girlfriend in a post-match interview. He, however, denied being unfaithful, saying, “My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That’s what I was talking about. I don’t have a girlfriend.”
According to South Africa’s Citizen News newspaper, some senior players of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) approached the club’s leadership that their current struggling status in the league table is because of the presence of Anas in the squad which led to the club’s decision to fire the Ghanaian star.
A source told Citizen News that the Galaxy players raised their concern about Anas having bad luck and transferring it to the whole team.
“Every team he’s played for here (in South Africa) has either dodged relegation by a whisker or got relegated. He was at Maritzburg and they merely survived relegation that season. He was at Free State Stars when they were relegated and the same happened at Polokwane City,” the source said.
“Last season he was with Black Leopards and the same thing happened. The players were worried that they are trying everything but the results are just not coming. He was quietly released by the club last week.”
The Ghanaian striker joined Free State Stars and they were relegated before he moved to Polokwane City where they suffered a similar fate. He then made a move to Black Leopards and they were also relegated.
Subsequently he transfered to TS Galaxy and this has now sparked concerns among the players that they would be relegated if the Ghanaian is not sacked.
This led to the decision of the management of the club to sack the Ghanaian star after agreeing with the players that Anas is carrying the bad luck that’s now spreading among the squad.