An outspoken and veteran Ghanaian football manager, Malik Jabir has revealed he regrets coaching a national team in Ghana.
Coach Jabir reflected on bad treatment and cried out over unpaid salaries during his time with the national team.
Following his playing career, he coached Ghana in 2003 before he moved to the GPL giants, Asante Kotoko between 2005 and 2006.
Already, some national team coaches had expressed disappointment at the meager payments they receive from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after working for over a year and say the situation is very de-motivating.
Jabir remarking on his days at the national team says he regrets coaching a national team via Original 91.9FM.
He lamented over the poor treatment meted out to them when they are called for a national team job.
When being asked about the situation, he admitted, “Yes I regret it because am a Ghanaian. Am not expecting any GFA chairman or the GFA’s to pay me from their pockets. It should be the government.
“Why didn’t they ensure that.?”
“I remember the late Ben Kofi and co. had an interview with us when they needed coaches for the junior national teams. We were more than 65 but only 14 of us were chosen. After we were called they agreed to give the senior coaches $3000 and $1,500 for the assistants but it never happened. They paid us for only three months and they will not even inform you when they are bringing in a new coach.” He said.
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