Cultivate interest in football

The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has renewed his appeal to girls to cultivate greater interest in football, saying that the benefits are enormous.

He was speaking at Ho on Wednesday during a day’s working visit to the regional capital.

He said the GFA was collaborating with some tertiary institutions to offer more learning opportunities to girls who took part actively in soccer.

“Some may be given scholarships on the basis of their participation in the game,” he added.

According to him, the GFA was also poised to train more referees, coaches and football administrators in the next four years to support that plan and also to develop football in general.

He advised club managers to constantly look for sponsorship from corporate bodies and other sources to market their clubs, adding that “running football is not the duty of the GFA alone.”

Mr. Nyantakyi explained that player transfer markets had dried up and that the best way to sustain interest in the game was to look at other avenues for funds to support it.

Meanwhile, he said that the GFA was liaising with FIFA to have a decent pitch constructed in each region, under a programme to be implemented over the next four years.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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