Veteran Ghanaian coach J.E Sarpong says he owes no one any apology after he made a stunning revelation that over 60 percent of footballers in the country smoke ‘weed’.
Aduana Stars striker Yahaya Mohammed has called on the veteran coach to apologize to all Ghanaian players after making that ‘damaging’ statement.
But the former Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and Liberty Professionals trainer insists there is nothing to apologize for, insisting it’s a known fact that there is at least one Indian hemp smoker in every team in the top flight and lower tier in the leagues in Ghana.
“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,” he asked.
“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 “Coach Sarpong exclusively told SportsworldGhana.com in an interview.
“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 added .