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Ghana's 1978 Afcon winner Razak bemoans lack of national team coaching opportunity

6:36 PM GMT+8 17/10/2018
Karim Abdul Razak & Hicham El Amrani
The 62-year-old has expressed disappointment about failing to land a national team coaching job

Ghana's 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winning star Karim Abdul Razak is unhappy about not being considered for a coaching role with any of the national teams. 

The former midfielder, who also won the African Player of the Year in 1978, has had coaching spells in Mali, and Benin, in addition to famously leading local giants Asante Kotoko to league victory in 2003 after a ten-year drought. 

He recently also revealed frustrations at being ignored by the Porcupine Warriors for a second stint. 

“I went straight to the [sports] ministry to ask to be given a team to coach when I started my coaching career but I was told to go and get a team to coach on my own," Razak, popularly known as Golden Boy during his playing days, said on Ashh FM

“I feel very disappointed I'm not given any of the national teams to coach and I don’t know why it is so.

“It pains me a lot because I know I have a lot of qualities and experience to coach any of the national teams.

"I'm better than most of those handling our national teams."

Razak, who also won three league titles with Kotoko as a player, has coached clubs like Stade Malien in Mali and Dragons de l'Oueme of Benin.