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Ex-Liberty Professionals coach JE Sarpong criticizes Ghana Premier League’s professionalism

Former Liberty Professionals coach, JE Sarpong, expressed his concerns about the Ghana Premier League’s lack of professionalism in a recent interview with Accra-based Mothers FM.

Sarpong highlighted the struggles faced by players due to the league’s current state, calling for better branding and improved conditions.

Sarpong argued that the league cannot be considered professional when players face financial difficulties and are forced to buy their own equipment. He also claimed that players often have to perform additional tasks, such as washing team managers’ cars or preparing food, to receive their allowances.

“What is professional about our league? We have to brand it well before we can call it a professional league,” coach Sarpong said.

“There’s nothing professional about the league because the salary is not good, the players buy their own boots. You have to wash your team manager’s car or pound fufu for them before you can get your chop money. I know what am talking about. The player will later move to Togo to play and is a whole lot,” he added.

The Ghana Premier League is currently without a headline sponsor following betPawa’s sudden withdrawal last year. Despite this setback, Samartex emerged as the 2023/24 season champions and will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League.

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