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[REBUTTAL ]: No need to apologise I know what I am talking about – Coach JE Sarpong

Veteran coach JE Sarpong has poured out his decades of experience in Ghana football -calling the bluff of Yahaya Mohammed and explained the need not to ‘apologise’ over his marijuana comment.

According to the former Ebusua Dwarfs head coach, more than half of Ghanaian players in the country have been abusing the cannabis herb in their line of duty which is very bad.

These comments seems to have infuriated leading scorer of Aduana Stars, Yahaya Mohammed, who called on the coach to apologize and retract those words which seek to taint and damage the image of Ghanaian players.

However, the former Liberty Professional head coach has refused to apologise, claiming he has been in the game long enough to know what is on the ground, hence no need to shoot down his words.

Former Ebusua Dwarfs head coach, JE Sarpong

“When I say about 60 percent of Ghanaian players smoke ’wee’ you are telling me what am I talking about. Where were you when I started coaching,” coach JE Sarpong responds to Yahaya Mohammed in an interview with

“As someone who has coached on the local scene for close to four decades from the grassroots to the top level, I have dealt with footballers at all levels and I know what I am saying,” he poured out.

“Some even smoke wee and come to play and after games, some too go and smoke it.”
“Former Black Stars goalkeeper Robert Mensah those times if you don’t buy him wee, he won’t play and this was even confirmed by the late Ghana FA chairman Ben Koufie who said at one time, he had to buy marijuana for Robert Mensah before he kept the post.”

“Odame, Oppong all in Kotoko were smoking marijuana back then so who doesn’t know some Ghanaian players smoke wee?

“There is a wee smoker in every team in the country,” Sarpong concluded.

By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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