By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com-Ghana
Former Hearts of Oak striker Louis Agyemang has confirmed that smoking ahead of football matches is very common with most of the Ghanaian footballers.
Veteran Coach J. E Sarpong revealed to Accra based Angel FM a week ago that about 60% of the Ghanaian footballers smoke marijuana ahead of games.
His statement has caused mixed feelings among many who follow the game.
Many are the view that Coach Sarpong should render an apology to the players while others are asking the FA to investigate.
Meanwhile, former Hearts of Oak forward Louis Agyemang believes “wee” smoking is a common practice with most of the players therefore, the FA has to be serious with it.
“Weed smoking among Ghanaian footballers is nothing new. Even some colts footballers smoke before playing so Premier League footballers smoking in Ghana is no news. It didn’t start today. We just have honestly with ourselves and take measures to end it. When I was in Ghana, I witnessed many footballers doing it but when I went to South Africa, I realized that at the end of every game, they’ll invite one or two players and test their samples. It is because we don’t test in Ghana that’s why most of the players feel free to smoke. I can say it is one of the reasons why some players cannot excel when they travel outside Ghana,” He told Angel FM in Accra.
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