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The Ghana Football Association has announced that its application for the UEFA Assist programme for CAF member Associations has been duly approved by European Football governing body, UEFA.

The association made the application via the Confederation of African Football (CAF), in 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 Associations’ Technical men and women to travel around the country to scout for talents and deliver soccer coaching clinics to coaches at the grassroots level.

It would also enable the GFA to build strong youth teams, offer opportunities for kids and alleviate the transportation challenges that hamper the Association’s juvenile coaching programs.

“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 ” President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku said 2020 during the official outdooring of the Van at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.

“One of the most important needs was to ensure that we provide quality transportation for members of our Technical Directorate as they travel through the length and breadth of the country to scout for players, to run coaching clinics at the grassroots level and to ensure that generally, we improve the capacity of our Coaches across board.

“Having recognized that need, we looked for partners who would help us solve our needs and one of such was the UEFA Assists.

We went through CAF and did the application, and through the hard work of the Secretariat, we now have this amazing Van donated by UEFA through the UEFA Assists programme, to ensure that we get our coaching at the grassroots level to its outmost best, so, I am extremely excited.



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