The survival of Juvenile football depends much on the journey grassroot coaches have taken in acquiring knowledge in the game to help develop talents. This is according to the Ghana Football Association President, Mr. Kurt E.S. Okraku who has expressed joy at seeing ladies taking part in the GFA License D coaching course currently underway in Tamale.
The Game Changer in an attempt to encourage more women participation in coaching has therefore pledged to pay the fees for the women who have taken the bold decision to be trained to acquire football knowledge.
A few days ago, the Northern Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyzo promised to refund part of their fees as a way of motivating others to come on board. However the FA President has added more “meat to the soup” by pledging to pay the full fees to enable them go through the training.
Jointly organized by the Ghana Football Association in collaboration with the Northern Regional Football Association ( NRFA), the training has brought together 60 football coaches drawn from various Districts across the Region.
Mr Kurt Okraku said one of the utmost need his administration identified was coaching and especially at the grassroot level and for talents to be well exploited we need to equip coaches with the basics that would enhance their judgements during the course of their duty, hence the need to bring the like of Professor Kwame Mintah, Maxwell Konadu, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko and Baba Nuhu Mallam to train the coaches.
The first group of 30 coaches will complete the course this weekend with the second group expected to start on Monday, 20th April.
By: Sey Mubarick