Midfielder Richmond Lamptey has indicated he is not suffering from “split of allegiance” ahead of Sunday’s Ghana Premier League game against his former side, West Africa Football Academy.
Lamptey who joined Inter Allies ahead of the start of the 2017/18 premier league season went through the ranks at WAFA and spent a total of 9 years playing for their U-13, U-17 and 3 seasons at the senior side.
Though the dynamic midfield master still sees the academy as his home as he was discovered and trained there, he emphasized that it is important he cut any allegiance he owes the institution and act as a full blown professional.
“The academy is my home as I was trained there. I will always have a special connection with WAFA and everyone associated but like in real life, you need to move on with life to carve a niche for yourself and not on an identity you were associated with,” he told www.interalliesfc.com
“I am a professional football player and currently committed to Inter Allies so I need to perform my responsibilities as a player here. I am so happy in my first season at Allies, the team have been working so hard to have a successful season and that is our focus as a team”
Lamptey who is likely to play against WAFA for the first time since his move said there is a certain level of allegiance that he owes the academy but that should be set aside as he is a professional who has a job to do.
Allies seeking redemption after the annihilation in Dormaa on Sunday will take on the Academy side in week 5 of the Ghana Premier League at the Tema Sports Stadium