The Ghana Football Association (GFA) General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) will lead a team of sports professionals from both the headquarters and other partners to receive top officials from Portugal, Finland and Ireland who will be taking part in the final phase of the Social Inclusion Education & Training Exchange for Sports Professionals, Coaches, and Volunteers (SEITE SPORTS) programme.
The European Union and the Irish FA are co-funding the programme, with the Football Associations of Ireland, Portugal, Ghana and Finland as participants.
The Ghana Football Association will host this phase of the project from Saturday, June 11, to Friday June 17, 2022.
The project’s goal is to develop competencies on inclusive football and knowledge share among the participating Associations.
After taking over the mantle from previous hosts, Finland, the Ghana Football Association is hosting the final phase of the project to share its knowledge, expertise, and practical examples with the other Football Associations.
There shall be seminar series at the GFA headquarters for participants with the FA detailing its impact in social responsibility and partnership with other very important institutions, visits to Pelican Football Club and the Awutu Prison.
The project will also attempt to close the gap between theory and practice by improving competencies, knowledge sharing, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
This final exchange seminar will provide more opportunities for greater face-to-face networking among the four (4) Football Associations involved in the project, as well as engage wider local actors in Ghana in the discussion on sport and social inclusion (football and social responsibility).
The Ghana team is led by Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu , Director of the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana and the General Secretary of the GFA Lawyer Prosper Harrison Addo. Other members of the team include; Mr. Hafiz Adams, Chief Director of the Youth and Sports Ministry, GFA Club Licenisng Manager, Julius Ben Emunah and Competitions Director Sena Akoto Ampaw.
Others are Austin Wontepaga Lututerah, Ag. Head, PE & Sports, UG, Prince Nortey Dowuona-Otoo, Chokor FC, Idriss Abdul- Rahman, Senior Sports Organiser, UG Sports Directorate, Mohammed Ameenu Shardow of Dreams FC, Katharina Asare-Frimpong, UG Sports Directorate and Vivian Mawufemor Dougblor, National Sports Authority.