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‘Ex-convict’ tag displeases me – Bonsu

Asante Kotoko midfielder, Kwame Bonsu has reiterated that he is unhappy with his continues description as an ex-convict.

Bonsu was sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly raping an underage girl in Sweden.

However, the former Mjällby AIF star has been described as an ex-convict by several media outlets after joining Asante Kotoko.

The 24-year-old ever since joining the Porcupine Warriors has been one of the favourites helping them in their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

“I have actually moved on to be honest, sometimes reading those kinds of headlines makes me feel some kind of hatred for my ex or the country (Sweden) I came from,” he told Silver FM in Kumasi.

“But I can’t change how people think, what people want to write. Sometimes they want to get the attention of their readers but I don’t think this should be the situation.

“At least I’m a Ghanaian; we should protect our own. It’s not about pleading; it’s about time we need to grow.

“I’m not saying this for people to feel pity for me, no!

“I have psyched myself and I know what to achieve in life. People can write say what they want and how they want based on what they know or think.

“But at the end of the day is their problem, not mine. I just focus on the positive things.”

Kotoko Coach CK Akonnor named the former Gefle IF midfielder in his squad to face ZESCO United on Sunday.

Bonsu has been named in Kwesi Appiah’s 24 man squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya at the Accra Sports Stadium due to his exploits.

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