GFA outdoors grassroots coaching mini-van


The Ghana Football Association (GFA), have announced that its application for the UEFA Assist programme for Confederation of African Football (CAF) member Associations has been duly approved by European football governing body, UEFA.

The GFA made the application via the CAF, partnership with UEFA for support in the area of technical and grassroots development.

The GFA, through the UEFA Assists programme, requested for a mini-van to assist the federation in its new grassroots coaching agenda. The mini-van will enable the association’s technical men and women to travel around the country to scout for talents and deliver soccer coaching clinics to coaches at the grassroots level.


GFA President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku spoke at the outdooring of the van earlier today 21st August 2020 saying “One of the key things that we have said is the fact that it’s important to get our fundamentals right, so in view of that, we have been looking at how to improve coaching across board especially as we embark on a journey to establish a fully functional Technical Directorate,”

“I am very grateful to CAF and UEFA for this amazing assistance. I think that this will go a long way to help our rejuvenated technical directorate to be on the go again.” He further stated


Kurt also took time to thank former GFA Technical Director Francis Oti Akenteng who he said was key to gaining the assistance “Let me say kudos to our former Technical Director Francis Oti Akenteng. He was key in we, identifying this possibility, he was key in ensuring that Ghana did not lose out on this facility, so I say thanks to him so much.”

The assistance is expected to enable the GFA to build strong youth teams, offer opportunities for kids and alleviate the transportation challenges that hamper the association’s juvenile coaching programmes in the regions.

by Leroy Hawkson|



Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.


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