Technical Director of the GFA, Bernhard Lippert has revealed that his division will give talents equal opportunity.
Lippert has been at this position for over a year and has been looking to develop the technical direction of the Ghana national teams at all levels.
He revealed that things are being implemented which will bear fruits in 3-5 years.
‘’Today is a very happy day for me as the Technical Director of the Football Association and the top management of the Association’’ he said on the GFA website.
‘’When I came to Ghana, everyone was talking about the Black Stars but if we have challenges in the Black Stars, nobody is interested in what happens to the foundation of football’’.
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‘’And today is the day where we implement things in a different way, from the bottom to the top. I think this will bring out good fruits in the next 3 to 5 years’’.
‘’We have a big foundation of top players and the elite program will work with two age groups, 11 to 14’’.
‘’Age 11-12 years will have a special training program where they train two times a week same for ages 13-14 for over 40 weeks per year’’.
‘’We train with the 12 best players in each District and later we identify from the regional selection team to make up our U-15 team’’.
‘’The positive thing for me is to have a true scouting process for our youth national teams in the future’’.
‘’We will give every child the chance to dream because in the past, we lost and forgot about a lot of players in the hidden areas, from Brong Ahafo to the Upper West, but with time, we will get there’’.
‘’We will cover all the country and roll out this elite program nationwide. We have to make the children of Ghana dream and give everyone the same opportunity to develop’’.
‘’We have created a book for this called, ‘Elite Training Project’ not only for elite training but for all talents including coaches and players in the country’’. ‘’You can break it down to the easiest level because there are enough exercises in the book which we already discussed with Professor Mintah to align it in our Coaching courses’’.
‘’All courses in the country are informed about this book, our football philosophy which will also be presented later’’.
‘’This is a big step and no coach should be without a book in the future”. he added