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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 November 2017


GFA summit begins in Cape Coast

The 3-day summit organised by the Ghana Football Association in Cape Coast began on Monday with a host of stakeholders both in and out of the FA present at the event.

The summit is aimed at resolving the major problems affecting the local game as well as finding ways to achieve greater successes in the future. The summit was opened by GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi and he said that the end result of the deliberations should bring the requisite change to Ghana football.

There were presentations done by Rosalind Amoh, a member of the Women’s League Board, on the female game.

She mentioned that interest in women’s football was gradually moving upwards and that was evident in the 7, 500 people who attended that the Sanford FA Cup final between Prison Ladies and Police Ladies at the Cape Coast Stadium.

According to her, the attendance was the highest ever recorded for a women’s football in Ghana.

She highlighted the areas of finance, a lack of facilities and the absence of support from the regional football associations as the major challenges confronting women’s football in the country.

Kweku Eyiah, chairman of the Black Starlets Management Committee and the head of the National Juvenile Football Committee, said in his presentation that the Under-15 Championships were ongoing.

However, he pointed out that juvenile football was facing the challenge of finance, the use of the FIFA Connect Registration system for the young players and how to check and authenticate the ages of the juvenile players. The summit is expected to continue on Tuesday with more presentations and discussions from the major stakeholders in the game.