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Veteran Ghanaian Coach JE Sarpong reveals he once bought marijuana for a player

Veteran Ghanaian Football Coach JE Sarpong has made a shocking revelation saying he once bought marijuana for his player.

Generally the use of marijuana remains illegal in Ghana and has further effect on footballers.

Footballers are mostly advised to abstain from such acts as it may hinder their careers due to the health risks involved.

According to the celebrated Ghanaian tactician he made available the cannabis to a player as a performance booster.

“Personally a player came to me asking for my approval to smoke weed before he plays a game, I bought it for him, knowing what he can offer. He did very well, won the MOTM and we (Olympics) beat Hearts of Oak 2-1,” he revealed on Kumasi-based Sikka FM.

Cannabis or marijuana has mental and physical effects. It causes a “high”, or stoned feeling and other effects, including a general change in thought and perception, difficulty concentrating, impaired short-term memory, altered sense of time, impaired body movement, relaxation, and an increase in appetite.

 

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Frank Darkwah

Ghanaian Sports Journalist who specializes in Sports Photography and Sports writing. Accredited CAF and FIFA photo journalist

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