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Ghanaian soccer coach says players in his country aren't improving because they have too much sex


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Domestic soccer in Ghana isn't as impressive as you might guess based on the success of their men's national team. One former Ghana star thinks he has an answer for why domestic-based players aren't getting better: They're having sex too often.

"A lot of today's players cannot play 90 minutes because they get so tired easily," says Malik Jabir, a former Ghanaian international player who is now a coach. "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 continued, "there is time for sex and time for football, but if you mix the two you will never reach the top."

Aspiring footballers, take note: You should wait until after training is over to have sex.

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