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Sports News of Monday, 30 March 2020


Malik Jabir jabs Asante Kotoko on ill-treatment of former players

Asante Kotoko legend Malik Jabir has expressed his abject disappointment at his former club regarding the treatment of stars after they have retired from football.

Jabir, a former coach of the Porcupine Warriors has constantly been criticising his former club for not welcoming their legends as is being practiced by their counterparts on the African continent.

Paying his tributes to Opoku Afriyie ‘Beyie’ after his demise, he stated on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM that “Clubs elsewhere cherish their former players, bring them near their current players ahead of matches but what do we see with our Kotoko?

“Kotoko could have done better with Opoku Afriyie especially when he played and also become a team manager and a management member," he added.

He also advised the club’s management not to see old players as rivals whenever they speak on issues that affect the club.

“He could have been given a role in the team but they should not think old players of the club want positions when we speak but we want the best for the club.

“I have held all positions in the club – I played, was a team manager, coach, CEO and also a board member. Is it a ball boy I want to be? Kotoko should know how to honour their heroes” he concluded.

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