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Don’t scrap ‘double bonus’ for Stars Coach …Coach Sarpong warns

Former Coach of Ebusua Dwarfs, J.E.A Sarpong says the proposal to scrap off the double bonus system of national team coaches will not work. 

According to the veteran coach, the double bonus serves as huge motivation for coaches to perform.

The ad hoc National Teams Committee set up by the Normalisation Committee recommended the double bonus system be scrapped off, citing the reason that the structure breeds disaffection within the technical team because it is only the head coach who benefits from the ‘double-bonus’.

“If they cut down the double bonuses of national team coaches then curses will flow. The double bonuses is a form of motivation for the coaches so why should we remove it?,” Coach Sarpong said on Happy FM.

“There’s nowhere in Africa that this proposal will work. It won’t see the daylight anywhere in Africa. The Normalisation Committee should discard this proposal,” he added.

It is yet to be seen if the GFA Normalisation Committee will accept this recommendation going forward.

Sarpong also stressed that 80 per cent of the players invited for the AFCON 2019 qualifier against Kenya next week would not make the squad for the Cup of Nations in Egypt in June. 

Coach Kwesi Appiah named a 24-man squad for the game on March 23 with many new faces in the team.

Caleb Ekuban, Ernest Asante and Kwame Bonsu are all earning debut call-ups at the senior national team with the likes of Kwesi Appiah and Jeffrey Schlupp returning after long term absence.

Captain Asamoah Gyan was not included in the list for the game. However, coach Sarpong is not carried away by the newest inclusions in the team and believes most of them will not make the cut for AFCON 2019 in Egypt.

“This Black Stars squad is just a dress rehearsal for the AFCON. I believe 80 per cent of the team will be going to AFCON so let’s just support him,” Coach Sarpong said.

Ghana has not won the continent’s most prestigious competition in over three decades with the last of their four titles coming in 1982. –Ghanasoccernet

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