Tony Yeboah has delivered his verdict on Leeds United’s supporters and the Elland Road atmosphere during an interview with the Championship leaders’ website – and fans will love what the former Ghanaian star said.
Yeboah, now 53, joined Leeds back in 1995 from German side Eintracht Frankfurt and spent little over two years at Elland Road – but he quickly gained cult hero status for some of his stunning goals.
Supporters will remember Yeboah’s efforts against AFC Wimbledon and Liverpool, which have gone down in Premier League folklore. Clocking up 66 appearances in all competitions for Leeds, Yeboah found the back of the net 32 times.
Following the appointment of George Graham in 1997, Yeboah was sold after a clash of personalities to Hamburg where he is also deemed an icon. Asked about the Elland Road support, Yeboah spoke very highly – and also talked promotion.
“I have to say the Leeds fans they are fantastic, they are super fans. Maybe without them I would not be where I am today,” Yeboah said. “The fans and the club deserve to be back in the Premier League.
“They have the qualities, a fantastic stadium and fantastic management. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that Leeds can come back to the Premier League.”
Sitting in first place, Leeds are a point above West Brom and seven above Fulham. With just nine league games to play, Covid-19 has put a halt to Championship proceedings until April 30.
But, with the consensus that the 2019-20 campaign has got to be completed before the end of the season, Leeds should be able to have the chance to finally end their 16-year wait for top-tier football – whenever that will be, though, remains to be seen.