The Ghana Football Association – GFA says it will soon announce a football philosophy – DNA to help develop football in the country.
Successful football nations such as France, Germany, Brazil, England, and Spain have consciously developed a distinct philosophy or identity to run their football.
Since the advent of organized football in Ghana, there has not been any consciously established football philosophy designed for the spectrum. The closest to the football philosophy is the ‘Agoro’ style of play, which comprises of skills, ball possession, creativity and freedom to express oneself on the field of play but that is not fully documented.
It is in this vein of ‘Agoro’ football that the new football philosophy of Ghana is being developed through the initiative of the Ghana FA’s Technical Directorate.
This philosophy will affect all aspects of football development from grassroots to elite level. The Ghana Football Association will soon roll out the DNA of the Association for its implementation as part of Talent Identification Program that seeks to inculcate the national football philosophy into young footballers and to make it a part of their sports life.
The program is one of the many initiatives of the Technical Directorate of the Ghana Football Association aimed at bringing to an end the long-standing debate on a recognized identity /style of the Ghana game.
The GFA Technical Directorate, through various methods, have collected the views of industry players, including coaches, media persons, politicians, traditional authorities, fans, former and current players, referees football administrators, team officials, current and former Ministers among others on this subject matter leading to establishing the DNA of the Ghanaian game.
The program, the GFA says is expected to go public in the coming weeks.