Former team manager of the Black Stars Malik Jabir has opened up on the reason for Samuel Osei Kufuor’s sacking at the Nations Cup in Mali 2002.
The Bayern Munich defender was described as the troublemaker in the team, after leading a mutiny with other players to reject the hotel offered the Black Stars at the competition.
Kufuor also had an altercation with a teammate and according Jabir, it led to an ‘exchange of blows’ between the two players.
“I was with Ben Koufie, that night and we went round to see if we could get a hotel which was better but it could not accommodate all of us until around 1 a.m,” he told Luv FM.
“We returned to find them still waiting for us. He even exchanged blows with one of the players, I was told.
“Some of them refused to sleep at the hotel. Who was leading them? I know who led them…these boys remained at the centre of this hotel until midnight and they said they won’t sleep because the hotel was a low- class hotel,” he added.
Meanwhile, the ex-Ghana international and Bayern Munich legend has denied such reports.
“They even said I went to the night club which was not true because there was no night club where we were staying,” he said on Joy FM.
“I never regret being bold because I was concerned that some of the players could even catch some serious disease. Black Stars were eating by the roadside, a chop bar and you can ask any player.
“Why did Michael Essien leave the camp and went back? Has anybody asked this question before? The players were not happy with the situation.”