The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Wednesday morning launched its Juvenile Football League popularly known as Colts Football.
The event was held at the GFA’s Secretariat in Accra and is expected to kick off on May 7, 2021.
There has not been Juvenile football or Colts football in Ghana for the past four seasons.
However during the launch, the GFA President Kurt Okraku highlighted the Juvenile Football League forms part of his administration mantra of “Bring Back The Love”, with hope of reviving and igniting passion for the game.
Speaking to the media, the GFA president said the introduction of the Juvenile Football League will help in the production of the best of talents.
“This project has been long coming, it has been on the cards for over a year and everyone involved is happy to see it start this time,” Okraku said.
“Juvenile football is an essential component of football development which is why we decided to bring this league to help build and shape dreams of children in Ghana.
“Our inability to compete at the junior level was as a result of the lack of commitment to juvenile football and now we have done that so hopefully things will get better for us as a country.
“We have to hit the ground running so the big hits from the league will get the right tuition, logistics so as to achieve their dreams.”
Kurt Okraku further charged the Regional Football Association head’s to ensure safety protocols of Covid.
“RFAs are the main bodies they will see to the organisation and handling of games at the regional level,” he said.
“Winners of the Competition would have the chance to compete on the national level in a special Champions competition.
“The best players in the juvenile league will be given the chance to join the National U-17 side.