Ghanaian coaches appetite for bribes affecting quality of players chosen for tournaments-Coach Sarpong

Former Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak Coach J E Sarpong, a coach with a very rich experience in football has said some coaches in Ghana take bribe before selecting of players for tournaments.

Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi, the experienced coach said, the exit of Ghana Black Satellites from the ongoing AFCON U20 tournament is due to lack of competitive team for the tournament.

He explained that overdependence on foreign players who do not play active football and lack of a competitive league, in the country caused Ghana’s exit from the ongoing competition in Niger.

He added that, if coaches were to select players on merit it will help football to develop by blending the local and foreign players who play competitive football.

Ghana was booted out of the competition regional nemesis Mali at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché on Saturday.

Mali joins Senegal from group B as semifinalist and will represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland later this year.

By: Ebenezer Asare (Intern, Rainbow Radio)

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