Mohammed Dramani Salilu, a former Ghanaian international, has issued a fervent appeal to footballers competing in the domestic topflight league to distance themselves from the use of performance-enhancement drugs.
Numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that certain players may be involved in drug consumption before and after matches.
However, Salilu countered the misconception among some players that drug use can extend their careers.
He unequivocally stated, “If you are an upcoming player and anyone tells you weed and body enhancement drugs will help your football career, it’s a lie. It doesn’t add anything to your football skills.”
Salilu’s remarks, as reported by Ghanaweb, come as a stern admonition to footballers, underscoring that substances like weed and performance-enhancement drugs do not enhance a player’s skills or prospects in the sport.
The Ghana Premier League for the 2023/24 season is poised to kick off later in September across various venues.
All 18 clubs in the Premier League have officially embarked on their pre-season preparations, gearing up for the forthcoming 2023/24 Ghana Premier League season.
Story by Adwoa S. Danso