Soccer News of Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Soulama needs a psychologist - JE Sarpong

Veteran Ghanaian trainer JE Sarpong says Kotoko goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama will need a psychologist to overcome the recent bribery allegation levelled against his person.

The 33-year-old Burkinabe shot-stopper was accused in section of the Ghanaian media of taking money to throw their CAF Champions League return leg tie against Barrack Young Controllers last week away.

Soulama conceded what is perceived to be cheap goal which sparked claims of bribery against the long-standing goalkeeper. However experienced Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong believes the goalkeeper will need a psychologist to overcome the trauma.

“You know he is a human being and so will be affected by what has happened,” he said.

“It’s not easy to sacrifice for a club and all of a sudden you are accused of taken a bribe. It’s a wicked allegation which can destroy a person’s football career. That is a kind of allegation which can also destabilize your mental faculty.

"He needs a psychologist to help him overcome the mental and emotional ordeal. If the situation is not well treated, he may find it difficult to play for the club and may even affect his performance,” Coach Sarpong added.