Technical Director of Asante Kotoko, Malik Jabir has chronicled the new generation of Ghanaian players as a “pack of lazy guys” who are “physically not fit.”
Malik Jabir was a member of the Black Stars of Ghana between 1966 and 1977 and but missed out in the 1978 AFCON.
“The main difference lies in training. We used to do double sessions of 2 hours each, everyday. And if you missed one day, you were kicked out of the team.” Malik Jabir told Ultimate FM.
“Unfortunately, they have not seen the way we did things and don’t have any role models. The senior ones among them are lazy, and what you end up with is a pack of lazy guys,” he told host Benjamin Yamoah.
The respected football administrator also bemoaned the lack of strength in the modern day Ghanaian footballer.
“They are physically not fit and I think because they don’t eat the right food, they are not strong. A lot,” Jabir concluded.
Malik Jabir played for Asante Kotoko between 1964 and 1977, winning the Africa Cup of Champions (now CAF Champions league) in 1970.