Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah, has called for the re-introduction of colts football in Ghana as a step towards the development of football.
According to Appiah, the re-organisation of colts football must start with training and development programmes for coaches as well as development of football pitches across the country.
Appiah said most of the coaches at the youth level were not qualified, adding that, the decline of colts football in the country had affected the development of football.
“My Lord, there should be a youth league in the country, based on age and not size. Players must be selected from the U-10 level right to Under-17 to serve as the platform for unearthing more talents for the nation.
“My Lord, myself, Laryea Kingston, Godwin Attram and many others are products of colts football, but it’s unfortunate colts league is no more,” he said.
The former captain said there were a lot talents in the country hence the need to create a youth league system to offer children the opportunity to exhibit their talents.