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JE Sarpong wants immediate repatriation of under-fire Aduana Stars coach Bogdanovic

Published on: 27 February 2014
JE Sarpong wants immediate repatriation of under-fire Aduana Stars coach Milisav Bogdanovic

By Patrick Akoto

Veteran Ghanaian trainer JE Sarpong is demanding the immediate dismissal and repatriation of Aduana Stars coach Milisav Bogdanovic  after he threatened to kill out-of-favour striker James Abban with a gun. 

The 59-year-old, who hails from Montenegro, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons after he was accused by Abban of threatening to end his life with a gun following a confrontation on Tuesday.

The Montenegrin stopped Abban, who has been dropped from the first team to the reserves, from joining the team bus for their trip to All Stars in the First Capital Plus Premier League.

Abban protested and that enraged the 59-year-old who pulled out a pistol and threatened to pull the trigger but was restricted by others around.

The news has put massive pressure on the Dorman-based side to wield the disciplinary axe.

However, coach Sarpong, whose last job was at Aduana Stars, is demanding an immediate action to be taken against the former Bechem United trainer.

“I don’t know what is happening in this country. The coach pulls a gun on a player and yet we’re looking on aloof,” he fumed

“He did the same when he was at Bechem United and we have kept quiet up till now.

“Are we waiting for him to kill someone before we take action? The shocking part of is that Aduana officials are defending him.

“I feel so sorry for this country and the way we behave sometimes. Especially the Coaches’ Association and the Ghana FA.  What are they doing about the situation?

“I expect him to be dismissed and repatriated back to his country. They know the truth and yet will come out and deny.

“One day something tragic will happen and I guess we’re all waiting for that day.”

Milisav joined Aduana Stars on a one-year deal after walking out on fellow Ghana Premier League side Bechem United.

The UEFA Pro License coaching certificate holder has had stints in Libya, Tunisia and Ivory Coast.



This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Tanko says:
    February 27, 2014 11:06 am
    If it's true that the said trainer actually pulled a gun on one of his wards then The law enforcement has a responsibility to investigate the matter. Also the ward should lodge a formal complaint to the police for initial investigations.
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    February 27, 2014 11:48 am
    This JE Sarpong is talking too much of late. It's because of old age or hatred. As a coach yourself, you are the last person to prejudge this sorts of allegation. How many times do we hear aggrieved players accuse coaches for crimes only to hear them apologizing later. A player who is demoted to trained with reserve team comes out with this serious allegations and then we jumping over the gun believing him 100% without any facts. Look, all that this player said was that the coach is always carrying gun. The whole team officials are saying something otherwise. Yes, this coach should be charge and probably jailed according to our laws if is true and what do we do to the player if it proof otherwise. I think the player should not be banned but should also face the law to serve as a warning to constant accusations against these coaches
  • Sticky straw says:
    February 27, 2014 11:58 am
    If akwasi appiah want to win the world cup he used this team and believe me no country can over come ghana 1-Fatau Dauda 2-Micheal essien 3-kwadjo Asamoah 4-Jonathan Mensah 5-John boye 6-afriyie aquah 7- Kelvin boateng 8- sulley muntari 9-asamoah gyan 10-Abdul Warris 11 dede ayew. Note this kwadwo asamoah is been playing left back in juventus therefore why he always in black star midfield in which he constantly perform below average @ micheal essien has lost his drenalin in midfield due to constant injuries but we all saw what he did a few month ago when he was used in real madrid as a right back @ afriyie aquah the reason why i chose left rabiu and agyemang badu is that currently afriyie aquah is ghanaian best midfielder in european top league his confident level stands tall amongst badu and rabiu .those who should be on the reserves are akaminko,daniel opare , agyeman badu ,rabiu ,anthony annan,christian atsu,jordan ayew,david addy,aful harrison ,yahaya mohammed,kwarasay adams,daniel agyei pls note this adoma and samuel nkum are not world cup materials pls dont used daniel opare of afful harrison on defends against world class team pls used essien and kwadjo asamoah else i could see a trouble falling on my darling black stars
  • Mensah says:
    February 27, 2014 11:52 am
    Look at who is speaking. You coach Sarpong, you punch, slap and kick your students in Accra Aca. but you were left off the hook. Remove the timber in your eyes before talking about the speck in someone's eyes. Tweaaaa, all this parading as coaches.
  • spacofadan says:
    February 28, 2014 05:51 am
    ghana is one hell of a country. imaging wat this news is saying. only in ghana have i heard such