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A Ghanaian player on trial with Serbian first division club Borac Cacak was injured when he was attacked by fans shouting racist slogans after a league match on Saturday.

Solomon Opaku was confronted by 10 attackers, Sport said on Monday. Six people were arrested, of whom four have been charged with ethnic and racial offences, the newspaper said.

“I was on my way back to the hotel with two friends when I felt a thumping blow to the back of my head,” the 20-year-old told the newspaper.

“I thought it was a prank but when I turned round I realised it was a group of Borac fans, who started kicking me and shouting that they hate blacks,” he said.

“My friends picked me up and a policeman also came along, they protected me and took me to hospital. I just want to go home as soon as possible.”

Two years ago racial abuse of the club’s Zimbabwean striker Mike Tamwanjira, forced the player to leave the club.

Last year, the Serbian FA was punished after Serbia fans racially abused England’s black players during their under-21 European championship match in the Netherlands.

Serbian authorities passed a stringent anti-hooliganism law last year stipulating up to 10 years in prison for offenders.