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Armah Senegal's ruthless tackles on Abedi Pele that made ex-Ghana coach Burkhard Ziese furious

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Mon, 25 Sep 2023 Source:

Ghanaian sports broadcaster, Dan Kwaku Yeboah has shared a funny story of how some harsh tackles from Armah Senegal on the legendary Abedi Pele in training sparked an unforgettable confrontation with coach Burkhard Ziese.

Dan Kwaku Yeboah recounted the fierce rivalry between Armah Senegal and Abedi Pele was very tough to the extent that the German coach had to wade in.

According to him, Black Stars defenders back then were very tough even at training and Armah Senegal was an example.

"Our old defenders were wicked. When coach Burkhard Ziese came at first, Armah Senegal would always give Abedi Pele wicked tackles," recounted Kwaku Yeboah.

He noted that the situation reached a point where Coach Ziese decided to intervene, urging Armah Senegal to tone down the ferocity of his tackles on Pele.

The coach's words were clear: "Soft tackles only, Armah."

However, Armah Senegal, known for his uncompromising style of play, responded with unwavering determination.

He expressed his view, saying, "If I play soft at training, then match too I will play soft."

The coach in response said, "You are crazy."

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