Sports News of Sunday, 11 January 2015
Coach of Sekondi Hasaacas, Yusif Basigi has stirred controversy by claiming to be the Arsene Wenger of Ghana football.
Arsene Wenger is the coach of English Premier League side Arsenal and is respected worldwide for his ability to spot and develop unknown talents into global superstars.
Asked why he claims he ascribes himself with a coach who hardly wins trophies, Yusif Basigi said, “Yes I am the Arsene Wenger of Ghana football because my career has been dominated by the development of talents. I have scouted and developed many talents who are currently making waves in the First Capital Plus Premier League. If Wenger is known for developing talents, then I qualify to be the Arsene Wenger of Ghana Football”.
“Players like Samuel Afful, Theophilus Awotwe, Emmanuel Ankobea, James Bissue, Richard Yamoah and Joseph Ato Bissah are all the results of my handiwork. The female national teams have benefited greatly from my technical aptness as the Black Queens currently has about eight players who i scouted and developed. So if Wenger is hailed for talent development, then I am his replica in Ghana”,
Arsene Wenger may be admired by many Arsenal fans for his exploits as a talent wizard but not an achiever with trophies but even his strongest critic will always remember him for the many talents he has unearthed since his appointment as the head coach of the London-based club.