Former Ghana international Malik Jabir has said that Ghanian players are having too much sex and its stopping Ghanaian football from progressing.
It has long been thought that sexual intercourse on match days or the night before is bad for footballers, although there is no actual proof.
According to AS, Jabir supports the myth that sex before a competition could make you tired and weak and tired the next day as some experts say that having sex can consume between 150 and 300 calories.
This theory was especially prevalent in the 90s where some football coaches prohibited the activity before games, perhaps most famously with Berti Vogts, former coach of Germany.
Now ex-footballer turned coach Jabir has jumped on the bandwagon and took it a step further.
The former Ghana striker, who played through the 60s and 70s, believes that the Ghanaian League has not progressed as he hoped because the players spend the hours before matches having sex.
“A lot of today’s players cannot play 90 minutes because they get so tired easily. And you know why? Because they don’t sleep enough and don’t train enough and they engage in too much sex. There are beautiful young girls in Ghana and they won’t leave them alone” he said.
He suggests that footballers need to manage their time better and find a balance between sex and football.
“There is time for sex and time for football, but if you mix the two you will never reach the top.”
Maybe that explains why they lost to Ivory Coast in the 2015 African Cup of Nations final, their minds were elsewhere.