Former President of the Ghana Football Association’s Normalization Committee Dr. Kofi Amoahis calling on football administrators and Government to invest in grassroot football in order to have a successful campaign in future competitions.
This follows the Government’s plans to invest a whopping $25million in the Black Stars’ FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
The decision to make such investments did attract a lot of criticisms by the larger populace of the country.
According to Mr. Amoah, it will be best if such money is invested into grassroot football where more talents will be identified.
The one time chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2008 AFCON believes if this is done Ghana will have a chance of winning the FIFA World Cup.
“The priority should be strengthening the local football league, including grassroots level. Sammy Kuffuor, Michael Essien and most of our top stars made their names from the grassroots level,” he said.
“When the Germans saw their football was on the decline, they took a step back and prepared a plan. It took them 11 years, but they won the World Cup in Brazil.
“Ghana can win the world cup. We have the talent, but the organization and the approach is wrong.
“I hope my friends at the Ghana Football Association will fix it,” he told Bernard Avle on Citi TV’s Point of View on a Monday night.
Ghana’s Black Stars have been tasked by the President Akufo Addo, to end the country’s 40 year wait for an AFCON trophy in next year’s competition in Cameroon.