A delegation representing the Executive Council of the Eastern Regional Football Association(ERFA) today paid a working visit to the Akwapem South District Assembly.
The visit is to discuss strategies on how football in the region and the district level could be enhanced to develop talents.
The District Chief Executive, Hon. Frank Aidoo, at the meeting, expressed his excitement over the meeting and said he feels honoured to engage members of the regional football association to deliberate on ways to improve football in the region and at the district.
He said it was essential to encourage the youth to combine sports and academics since things have evolved in recent times. “Akwapem has contributed great sportsmen for the country such as Ohene Djan (Ex GFA Boss), Alex Asante(GFA Staff), as well as Kurt E. S. Okraku the current GFA President”, he said. He said Ghana is one of the powerhouses in African football and there is the need to develop football to international standard to reclaim the country’s glory. “We are ready to help grassroots football to progress in the district, region and beyond and we are willing to donate a lot for sports in coming years” he indicated.
He said his outfit is prepared to provide any support to raise the standard of football in the area and the region. Hon. Aidoo called for the need to look at the business aspect of football in modern times and encouraged the regional association to team up with relevant stakeholders to ensure its development. “We all Know the country lack infrastructures, but the government is doing its best to establish multi-purpose centres to help promote sports,” he said.
Adding that, “Aburi have to get its own sports centre named after Ohene Djan, former Ghana FA President”. The Eastern RFA Chairman, Mr. Linford Boadu Asamoah acknowledge the cooperation and generosity from the Aburi South District over the years and hope for a more enabling environment for the development of football for all.
He said football remains that strong passion that unites the nation, and for this reason, plans and measures are being put-together to rebrand football to become more attractive for everyone. The RFA delegation was made up of the Regional Football Association Chairman, Mr. Linford Asamoah, Rev. Samuel Kotoka and Nana Sarpong as members from the Executive Council and Jennifer Oparebea the Deputy Secretary, Mary Eshun the RFA Photographer and Opoku A. Solomon the Communications Director of the RFA.
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