A two week-long training course for Northern Region football coaches commenced on Monday the 12th of April at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
Jointly organised by the Ghana Football Association in collaboration with it’s Northern Regional body ( NRFA) , the training has brought together 60 football coaches drawn from various Districts across the length and breath of the Region.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyzo, described coaching as an integral part of football. Describing the training as worthy and timely, the father of Northern Football is of the hope that the advanced course will give Ghana football coaches the chance to learn new skills for the good of the game.
He therefore heaped praises on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and urged participants to take the exercise serious as their involvement in grassroot football is very paramount to the development of talents in the Region.
In conclusion, the football Administrator called participants to remember the triumphant U-20 team who conquered African recently as a case study for grassroot football and how important it is to be part of the Coaching Course.
The course instructors Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, former Black Stars coach, Maxwell Konadu, University for Development Studies’ Sports Director, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko and Black Maidens head coach, Baba Nuhu Mallam are confident that the training will expose the participants to the new techniques in modern football coaching.
Thirty coaches from grassroot and elite clubs will form the first badge of the exercise from Monday to Saturday while the second group would get underway from 20th to 26th April.
The Coaching Course is to equipment participants of the development of young footballers, methods of coaching, administration of first aid among others.
By: Sey Mubarick