Ex-Ghana Premier League side Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs head coach J. E. Sarpong says Ghana Football is on the ascendency due to age-cheating.
He associated the Black Galaxies early exit at the 2022 CAF Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament in Algeria following the quarter-final loss to Niger.
According to him, the country’s football governing body must ensure that all footballers used their correct ages at both local and international levels.
The former Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs says this will help coaches to know the weaknesses and strengths of their players and also devise means of managing them during international tournaments for their own benefit and that of the nation.
“The ages of our players should also be looked at religiously and holistically,” he told Graphic Sports.
“This is because coaches will know how and when to use such players since the performance of aged players tend to slow down movement and cohesion in teams.
“Invariably, if overage teams are competing against relatively young teams, the difference is always clear. Speed, quickness, strength, agility, endurance and all key components of the game are easily complemented in game situations,” he explained.