Former Ghana defender and a veteran coach, Mohammed Gargo has advised players not to abstain from sex for too long.
Others believe sex reduces the strength of players.
However, there’s a lack of evidence proving sex makes people worse-or better-at sports.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola once said in 2016: “It’s impossible to play good football if you don’t make sex with your partner! I never ban my players and I would never ban that. If you are doing it… better players!”
The former Udinese defender, who recently took over as a coach for newly promoted GPL side Nsoatremang FC has also explained why it is good for footballers to have sex with their partners especially during off-season.
The sports tactician claims the notion that sex reduces the strength of players is false and so footballers must enjoy sex with their partners before new seasons.
“It takes every normal professional club six weeks to camp players and maybe when you return home for break the league might start again the next two weeks. How can you stay away from sex for six weeks whiles in camp plus that two weeks at home? It will be like you will not have sex for a year and that one too is not good. Staying away from it for a long time I don’t think you are a human being because it won’t make you flexible”, he told Ghanasportspage.com.
“Whatever the team does will not go through,” the newly appointed Nsoatreman FC coach told Ghanasportspage.com.
He, however, cautioned players to be with one partner instead of changing their girlfriends always.
“It isn’t normal for footballer to abstain from sex for a long period. I remember when Stephen Appiah was coming to Udinese, the first thing I told him is that he should marry his then girlfriend after a year so that we can send the lady an invitation to Italy immediately. That’s what we did.
“Saying you are not married, as a professional footballer it can’t be possible because that’s the only thing that can also damage your career. The reason is that changing the ladies is not good but having one partner is okay.
“When God created man, if there’s a continuous affair with your wife or a girlfriend you will not feel to do it again the next day because you have to give yourself some time but if you don’t have one partner you will always push yourself to have any affairs with different girls. The more you do it, the more you weak the body because the sperms we always release for the ladies come out from our joints.
“You will weak yourself when you change the girls but when you have your own partner you cannot do it continuously for a week. You have to give yourself a space small.
“It helps the body than not doing it all. Also you will not faction well if you stay away from it for a long time,” Gargo concluded.
Many have often held the notion that sex reduces the performance of footballers.
But the recent expert posture of top Physical Trainer, Francis Totti Laryea, CEO of Train Like A Pro Gh has also thrown off the notion and many footballers can now engage in the act.