I feel sorry for Yussif Abubakar – J E Sarpong.


Former coach of Ebusua Dwarfs, J E Sarpong has revealed that he feels very sorry for sacked Aduana stars coach Yussif Abubakar.

Abubakar was shown the exit by the bankroller of the club on Tuesday after almost a year and half at the Dormaa based club.

Speaking to Metro fm in Kumasi, coach Sarpong mentioned that the timing of the sack is not good for the the club as they are left with just seven days to face A S vita club in the CAF confederation cup.

“I feel sorry for Yusif Abubakar who has just left Aduana Stars and I also think it’s not healthy for a club playing a continental game just the week ahead of us to part ways with its head coach” he emphasized.

“To be honest, somebody like Yussif is a fantastic coach and let me say that he deserves to handle even a national team but the old system of the GFA didn’t recognize him. National team jobs were given based on biased preferences, they looked at your face and award you a job. I don’t know why Yusif has not been even given a national team duty as at now. It’s sad how his stay has ended at Aduana. I wish him well”

The veteran trainer also touched on why coaches hardly last even beyond 4 years at Ghanaians clubs.

“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.”

He added: ” It won’t happen here. 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.”

By: Abdul Wadudu Osman

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