Coaching in Ghana is really pathetic- Ex- Dwarfs Coach J.E.A Sarpong

Published on: 11 July 2018

Former Ebusua Dwarfs Coach, J.E.A Sarpong has described coaching in Ghana as "pathetic" insisting the future of the profession for local Coaches looks bleak. 

According the veteran tactician, it is difficult Coaching in the Country as an indegene because it easier for administrators to call for your head when things go wrong.

His comments comes after the sacking of Aduana Stars Coach Yussif Abubakar on Wednesday morning. Coach Abubakar was sacked just a week to the third round of games in the CAF Confederations Cup against AS Vita.

"Coaching in Ghana for me is really pathetic. The freedom to work is not there. So How can you succeed? It becomes difficult for we the coaches. Until things change its always tough. We need to develop in every sense too. The pitches, philosophies,courses etc," he told Metro FM in Kumasi.

Coach Sarpong also asked for the public to stop comparing the local Coaches with the foreign ones, indicating the condition are very different.

"You see people should stop drawing comparison with European or foreign clubs and their coaches. What the Europeans have and how they've grown in football business , we are not at their level and so we cannot expect our coaches to stay at a club say for 4 or 5 years. It won't happen here," he said.

"With this interference and way of doing things ? There are even clubs here in Ghana that dictate for their coaches telling them how to pick their teams and all that and it's unfortunate. It is even the reason why I advised Wellington to resign at Hearts of Oak due to the pressure to deliver on him. You think we'll have a coach last that long like we see at foreign clubs?,' he quizzed.