The Ghana Football Association has announced they will soon introduce guidelines to regulate the activities of Football Academies in the country.
At the moment, there is no proper regulatory framework for setting up a football academy, a situation that exposes young and desperate footballers to scrupulous football agents.
GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi announcing the move said: “We are also going to review and enhance the regulations of football academies in the country, and provide a regulatory framework for the football academies in the country.
Head of Juvenile Football at the Ghana Football Association, Kweku Eyiah, also backed the move which he described as long overdue.
“An academy is supposed to be boots and books but when people come here they are so surprised at the laxity in our system,” he said.
“The academies will need to liaise with the Ghana Education Service and get a proper educational framework.
“So that if one wants to setup an academy, it must be backed by records showing that the children are actually going to school.”