Coach J.E Sarpong feels sad for sacked coach Yusif Abubakar

By Haruna Mubarak
Coach J.E Sarpong
Coach J.E Sarpong

Ebusua Dwarfs ex-coach J.E Sarpong has revealed that he is not a happy man with regards to the sacking of Aduana stars head coach Yusif Abubakar.

Yusif Abubakar was fired by the Dorma-based side after leading the club to the Ghana Premier League title last season.

In an interview with Metro FM in Kumasi, the veteran coach revealed that coach Yusif Abubakar has been sacked at the wrong time which is not healthy for the Ogya lads ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup game against AS vita club within seven days.

“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 said.

“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,' he added.

Coach J.E Sarpong went further to explain reasons with regards to the inabilities of coaches on the local scene to stay at a club for a long time.

“You see people should stop drawing a comparison with European or foreign clubs and their coaches," he revealed.

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"What the Europeans have and how they’ve grown in the 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,” he concluded.

Yusif Abubakar was fired with the club occupying the 14th place with just 14 points, with three outstanding games before the league was halted.

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