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Sports News of Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Source: Ghana Crusader

Let’s revisit the basics to develop Ghana football - Gladson Awako

Great Olympics captain,Gladson Awako wants the GFA and all stakeholders to revisit juvenile/Colts football to help develop Ghana football.

Awako, who was part of the then Ajax Football Academy, believes juvenile/Colts football is the perfect tonic to cure the general lack of quality players among the Ghana Premier League clubs.

“What we can do is to start from the grassroots.”

“Let’s start from the U12,U15 because myself I am part of the Ajax Academy system in Ghana way back with Mubarak Wakaso,Sadick Adams and a whole lot of players.”

“Jordan Opoku and Solomon Asante are from the Feyenoord Academy and I think when they are on the ball you can tell the difference.”Awako told Adamu Muftawu of Ghanacrusader.com

According to the diminutive midfielder, abandoning juvenile/Colts football is the reason young and talented players have not mushroomed lately.

The juvenile/Colts football has been the talent hub for Ghana football since time immemorial but the project has suffered rejection lately.

The former Berekum Chelsea midfielder returned to domestic football after leaving United States club, Phoenix Rising where he played alongside local team mate,Solomon Asante.

Before joining Phoenix Rising, he alongside Solomon Asante had a stint with Congolese side, TP Mazembe in 2012.

Awako was part of the Ghana under 20 team that won the Africa Youth Championship in Rwanda and Africa’s first Youth World Cup in Egypt in 2009.

Gladson Awako 28-years has played in 7 Great Olympics matches and was adjudged player of the match in their 1-0 defeat to WAFA on match day 7 in Accra.