Ghana striker, Sadat Karim has urged local clubs to invest in their playing pitches.
Karim , 29 , played for Accra Hearts of Oak in the 2011/12 league season under Serbian trainer, Nebosa Vucicevic and briefly under current Black Stars coach, Charles Akonnor in 2012.
He started his domestic career with Kumasi King Faisal after he was spotted by the “Insha Allah Boys” while playing for second cycle institution, Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region.
The Halmstads BK forward believes for football to thrive, there is the need for clubs to invest in quality pitches.
“One of the most important thing in football is the pitch.
“The pitches on which the clubs will play [is key].
“When I went to Sweden, I went to a fourth league club and you know that is an equivalent of a division three club in Ghana.
“But if you look at their pitch, even Black Stars of Ghana will love to play on it.
“Their pitches are beautiful but for the Ghana league, most of our pitches are not in good shape.
“If the pitches are not, the quality of football is bad and when the quality of football is bad, sponsors will not show interest.
“If sponsors do not show interest, the players will not make enough money.” Sadat Karim told Kumasi based Haske Radio as reported by Africa-foot.com.
Karim, after leaving Hearts of Oak joined current Ghana Premier League relegation battlers, Inter Allies.
After a brief spell at Inter Allies and struggles with injuries, he finally landed in Sweden.
His journey in Sweden has seen him play for BW 90 IF, Landskrona and Prespa Birlik before finally settling down to life with Halmstads BK
The devout Muslim qualified Halmstads BK to the Swedish Allsvenskan in the 2019/2020 season where he played a key role in the Superettan campaign.
Sadat Karim played for Ghana’s U-20 side, the Black Satellites.