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Dramani advises GPL clubs on 'too much' friendlies

7:56 PM GMT+8 10/03/2018
The former Porcupine Warriors boss says clubs must consider reducing their friendly matches ahead of the upcoming season

Former Asante Kotoko coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani says Ghana Premier League clubs must reduce their pre-season schedules ahead of the new campaign since players may be worn out when the league finally starts.

The top-flight has been in a limbo after Great Olympics placed an injunction on its kickoff last month. The former league champions believe their protests against Elmina Sharks and Bechem United were wrongfully dismissed by Ghana FA's disciplinary and Appeals committee, leaving clubs to play friendlies.

"Clubs should be careful they don't over and under train their players, this is a reason my stay at Kotoko was not successful,” Dramani told Oyerepa FM.

"I played close to 34 friendly games during the 2014-15 campaign and still the league didn't start which caused us not to perform when the season finally kicked off.

"I will like to advise the head coach of Kotoko since there is a lot of expectations from the club's top hierarchy and supporters, he should be careful with the kind of training he takes the players through.”

He added: “If this thing of Ghana league delaying doesn't stop, we will not see the best in our teams and our players even though Ghana habours talents of many kinds."

Dramani, who won two league titles and one FA Cup trophy with Kotoko between 2012 and 2014, is currently the youth team coach of Danish side FC Nordsjaellan