Ghana winger, Samuel Owusu has revealed that he was racially abused during his days in Serbia.
Owusu moved to Serbia in 2017 and signed a three year deal with Čukarički.
The 19-year-old was handed the number 19 shirt.
He scored four times in 30 games during the 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga.
In the following 2018–19 season, Owusu scored seven goals and helped the club earn a spot in UEFA competitions after three years.
The Saudi-based player made this known during a zoom virtual meeting hosted by his boyhood club Vision FC over the weekend.
According to the Al-Fayha winger, he was abused during his days with Čukarički.
“Yes, I have been racially abused on a few occasions especially during my playing days in Serbia,” he said.
“It is obviously an unpleasant experience and you need that mental toughness to overcome it.”
In late May 2019, Owusu was named in Ghana’s 29-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He subsequently debuted for the Black Stars in early June, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 friendly loss to Namibia.
Despite his team’s defeat, Owusu made a strong impression, and got included in James Kwesi Appiah’s final 23-man AFCON selection.