I had a bet with former President Rawlings before winning 1983 title- Ibrahim Sunday reveals

Former Asante Kotoko head coach, Ibrahim Sunday has revealed that he had gone into a bet with ex-Ghana President Jerry John Rawlings ahead of the 1983 Africa Champions Cup tournament.

The Porcupine Warriors defeated Al Alhy by a lone goal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to win the title with Opoku Afriyie scoring the only goal of the game.

According to the former Ghana international, former President had told him his team was not good enough to compete in Africa that year.

“In 1983 we played a game against Eleven Wise in the Champion of Champions Cup and former President Jerry John Rawlings was the one to present the trophy in Accra,” he told Happy FM.

“We lost the match and during the exchange of pleasantries, President Rawlings told me that our team was not good enough to compete in Africa. So we shouldn’t go to Africa. So I had a bet with him that in December that year we will win the title.

“We had a bet and that even motivated me and the players to win the tournament. The players were more disciplined and motivated to win the tournament after losing the final in 1982.

“So in the final the President came from Accra to congratulate me after winning the trophy,” he concluded.

Source: footballghana.com

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