We have come to a situation in African football where things are happening in a reverse manner.
The usual trend is a footballer player signs a contract of payment with a team and is paid his salary and allowances. But the trend is gradually changing and unlawful or unethical practices are becoming rampant in football.
Coaches on their own part have contracts that states specific amount of money they earn per month or bi-weekly.
The trend is gradually moving towards players paying coaches in order to play matches. But the question i asked a Elite 2 player is, why would a talented player pay a coach to play. "I have been in this club for about 4 months, i train every day as recommended yet i have never played a match. The last time i was put into the field was 10 minutes to end of match. So i was discussing with a team mate and he said its because i have not 'choko' the coach. Then when i recieved my salary i gave him 10.000frs and he told me that am now becoming a wise man and a hustler." Since then he was put on the list of 1st eleven players for about 2 months and after he was being kept out again. I guess the hustler contract is finished and needs to be renewed. He needs to pay more money to play other matches
It got worst when i saw a 15 years old boy trying to pay the coach to keep real good players outside for him to play. The coach does not care if he is a minor or not. All he cares for is his money.
Believe it or not, it is a worm eating African football.
Dear footballers instead of you being paid for playing, you pay to play? Embarrassing. "But what can we do, On va fais comment?" This is the song on every footballers lip
Looking at why a coach will accept payments comes down to the issue of poor payments. They earn very meager salaries that is suppose to run his life.
This is a wrong phenomenon. These are the results
You that paid to play when you are not qualified, you will disgrace yourself in public and the whole world will know you are bribed your way into it
You that paid to keep some talented player on the bench, you are destroying talents and promoting Mal-practices in football and if i find you, i will write about you here for the whole world to know
You the coach that is collecting money to make players play when they are not yet ready, trust me you are destroying your career, do not ignore the small beginnings
You the coach that intentionally keeps good players on the bench for them to pay, i will personally write about you on this blog