Accra, Feb. 26, GNA – President John Mahama has tasked the Ghana Football Association (GFA), to turn its attention to the improving the quality of the local league.
The President told the GFA during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday, to work towards making the various leagues attractive and worth following.
He said that “The seeming total neglect of the local football league is a matter of concern to all. I wish to urge the FA to turn its attention to improving the quality of the local league and work towards making it attractive, exciting and worth following.”
The President further urged the Association to invest energy and resources into propelling the other national teams, in order to adequately prepare them for their future international competitions.
‘Let me urge the Ghana Football Association to put a lot more focus on the other national teams just like it does for the senior team, in order to adequately prepare them for their international competitions as well.”
Concerning the development of the lesser-known sports, He said that “I agree with managers of our lesser-known sports that we can win more international medals.
“Government will this year, put a desirable focus on other sporting disciplines other than football, in order to contribute to their growth and the winning of more international medals and competitions.
“Government will also partner with corporate Ghana to support the programmes of the various sporting associations this year including the Swimming Association, which is producing very brilliant and fast swimmers winning medals in international competitions.”
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