Ex-Black Starlets coach Fabin blames MRI for Ghana’s failure at youth level

Former Ghana U-17 coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin believes the introduction of the MRI scan was the reason for the country’s inability to excel at the youth World Cup.

Ghana last won a FIFA youth tournament in 2009, after the Black Satellites defeated Brazil in Cairo to lift Africa’s first ever U-20 World Cup.

Ghana is also a two-time winner of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Fabin, who has been coach of the Black Starlets on three occasions, said Ghana’s failure to win the World Cup is because of the introduction of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

“I managed the Under 17 for three times but couldn’t win a medal at the World Cup,” he told Ash FM Sports.

“I think the introduction of the MRI test is also part of the reason why we couldn’t win any medal at the World Cup.”

The former Asante Kotoko gaffer’s last stint with the national U-17 team was in 2017, when he led the Black Starlets to second place at the Africa U-17 championship and the quarter finals of the World Cup in India.

Also commenting on the coaching issues at Hearts of Oak, the former Asante Kotoko trainer revealed that managing Hearts was as tough as coaching the Porcupine Warriors.

“Coaching Hearts of Oak is tough just like Kotoko because fans are always demanding results,” he told Ash FM Sports.

“I did my best at Hearts of Oak but it wasn’t enough because at some point we were winning away and losing at home. I even won a ‘Top 4’ trophy with Hearts of Oak, but I was disturbed because of the way we were losing at home and winning away, so I decided to quit on mutual consent and the management also understood me,” he added.

The former Ghana U-17 coach recently ended his relationship with Asante Kotoko after allegedly signing a pre-contract with an unknown South African club. -Ghanasoccernet

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