I was offered $5,000 to pick players for world cup - Starlets coach

I was offered $5,000 to pick players for world cup - Starlets coach

-The head coach of the Black Starlets says player agents and club officials offered bribes to influence his squad selection for the U-17 World Cup

- He said some of them offered him as much as $5,000 to select their players for the tournament in India

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Coach of Ghana's Under-17 national team Paa Kwesi Fabin has revealed that he was offered bribes to select some particular players for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India.

Paa Kwesi Fabin

The Black Starlets team

According to Coach Fabin, who has been at the helm of the Black Starlets over the last six years, the bribes came mainly from player agents and club officials.

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"I have been constantly approached by player managers, agents and club officials to get their players into the national team. In fact, the highest amount I have been tempted with as bribe is $5,000", he disclosed.

He was speaking in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM, following arrival of the Black Starlets from India, where they were eliminated in the quarter finals by Mali.

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The former Kotoko coach, who failed to name any of the people involved, was quick to point out that he refused all of the attempts.

"I always say that I will not take bribes to discharge my duty so despite the several attempts to bribe me, I never fell foul", he said.

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