The former footballer claimed that he eventually gave $20,000 to settle unnamed individuals as a token of appreciation, but the money never reached its intended recipients. Osei asserted that Acheampong’s failure to use the funds as promised hurt him deeply and marked the end of his career.
“He did something that really hurt me. It hit my soul; that is why I am saying this. He ended my career. When I came home, you said we need to do this and that. $20,000… This issue I’ve told so many significant people, but you know in Ghana there is no truthfulness, so sometimes I don’t want to talk about it. He kept the money and didn’t give it to the people,” Osei lamented.
Ransford Osei later discovered that he missed out on the 2010 World Cup squad, with Acheampong claiming that Prince Tagoe had taken his place due to his age and potential for a longer career.
Osei featured prominently in the Ghana U-20 squad that won the 2009 World Cup in Egypt but struggled to break into the Black Stars.