The Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) Alhaji Abu Hassan Mahamadu Rhyzo has charged all district Football Associations (DFAs) to foster stakeholder collaboration in order to rapidly grow football in their respective areas.
He said stakeholders such as the traditional authorities, Ghana Education Service (GES) are key in facilitating and promoting the game at the grassroot level.
Alhaji Rhyzo who was speaking at the official inauguration of the Sawla Tuna Kalba District Football Association on Saturday, September, 26, 2020 indicated that the traditional authorities are custodians of the land and with coordinated collaboration, the DFAs can easily access lands for football pitches and other recreational activities.
“The GES on the other hand have facilities such as fields, classrooms that the teams use during organized competitions. They also are responsible for the children during school days and may not released them or their fields and classrooms if there is no collaboration” Alhaji Rhyzo said.
He pledged the NRFA’s commitment to support the DFAs to create that working relationship with individuals or groups who matter in the game.
The chairman of the Sawla Tuna Kalba District Football Association Alhassan Abdul Rahaman assured they would work assiduously to ignite the passion for football for the development of the district.
He urged clubs who have not yet register onto the FIFA connect system to do so to enable them participate in organized competitions.
“We a lot of talents in the district but the systems are not favourable for harnessing of those talents. We as the DFA would work with the spirit of teamwork to ensure the talents are develop to their full potentials” Abdul Rahama noted.
By: Saani Mohammed Lukman