Long time entertainer of the national football team Black Stars,Joseph Langabel says the players of the team have no respect for local coaches who have coached the team and believes the trend will continue if a local coach is given the job.
Kwesi Appiah recently parted ways with the team after an unsuccessful World Cup campaign littered with bickering. The former coach also revealed at the hearing of the Dzamefe Commission that he had run ins with German born midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng.
According to Langabel who has been with the national team since the late 1980’s local coaches will continue to struggle at the helm of the national team.
“The blacks stars players don’t respect the black .Our black coaches have a fair attitude towards the players and that relationship has led to the players taking them for granted.A white coach will deal with them if they misbehave” he told Hello FM in Kumasi
“Kwesi appiah is a gentleman but the players do not like that just like Ghanaians do not like easy things. When Ghana was ran by military men look at how we behaved,everybody was at their most respectful,it is the same with the white coaches”.
Langabel,who is also an ardent fan of Accra Great Olympics recalled the situation that led to Sulley Muntari almost getting kicked out of the World Cup in 2010.
“In 2010 an incident happened between Sulley and Milo.As soon as that happened Milo drove him out with no hesitation .I went to tell Randy Abbey,Fred Pappoe and the rest of the management team. They were helpless and they came together as a team including Inkoom and some players to kneel and beg for mercy before Muntari was restored to the team.
Our local coaches have too much sympathy for our players because in Ghana everybody knows everybody.”