National Under-17 League Soon

GFA-President-Kwasi-NyantakyiThe Ghana Football Association will soon organize a national U-17 league. The novelty which is being initiated by the football governing body of the country will therefore see colts clubs across the country get involved in a professional league system.

The main idea of the innovation is to encourage and educate young footballers to combine both football and academics to the highest level, and also aimed at improving youth football development in the country.

Ghana, famed for its youth football development cannot boast of many football Academies, with the Right to Dream Academy and the Fayenood Academy being the only effective football Academies in the country.

The system however is also designed to feed the junior national teams [Black Starlets and Black Satellites] with players.Ghanasportsonline.com

*Promoted English Premier League side and Russian giants Dynamo Moscow have joined the race to sign Ghana winger Andre Ayew.

According to Sky Italia, the two clubs are positioning themselves to make offers for the Olympique Marseille talisman.

Ayew has been a subject of transfer speculation since excelling at the just concluded World Cup finals in Brazil where he scored two goals.

Already, Italian giants AC Milan have also been linked with the talented winger and follow Serie A side Napoli also reported to have tabled 13 million euros for his services.

But new Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa is unwilling to lose one of his key performers ahead for the start of the new campaign in August.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Ghana Juvenile football, George Afriyie says the introduction of the national Under-17 football League will go the extra mile to benefit Ghana football.

The Ghana Football Association will soon organize a national U-17 league and George Afriyie hopes all football clubs will embrace the new directive to help unearth young football talents to sustain the image of Ghana football.

“It is my prayer that all the clubs will see the need to embrace this project. That is the future of Ghana football and I can see it feeding our senior sides with lots of intelligent players. Our Premier League clubs also stand a good chance to benefit in that going out to buy players at the end of every season would be minimized” he told sportscrusader.com in an interview.

The novelty which is being initiated by the football governing body of the country will therefore see colts clubs across the country get involved in the professional league system.

The main idea of the innovation is to encourage and educate young footballers to combine football and academics to the highest level, and also aimed at improving youth football development in the country.

Ghana, known for its youth football development cannot boast of many football Academies, with the few being Right to Dream Academy and Fayenood Academy and a few others.

The system however is also designed to feed the junior national teams, Black Starlets, Black Satellites before players mature to take up responsibilities in the Black Stars team.

Clubs are also expected to benefit directly as young players will go through the youth system before gaining promotions to their various first teams.

email
Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

CLOSE
CLOSE