GFA Launches National Football Philosophy, Shaping Ghanaian Football Future, in Accra

Ghana Football Association Launches Ghana Football Philosophy (DNA) to Shape the Future of Ghanaian Football

Accra, Ghana – The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has officially unveiled the Ghana Football Philosophy (DNA) during a grand event held at the Africa Trade House Conference Room. The launch brought together esteemed personalities, including retired footballers, former Ghanaian international players, coaches, football administrators, members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture, and the leadership of the Ghana Football Association.

Led by President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, the GFA showcased its commitment to advancing Ghanaian football. President Simeon-Okraku was joined by Executive Council Members Dr. Randy Abbey, Kingsley Osei Bonsu, and Fredrick Acheampong, signifying the collective effort in shaping the future of Ghanaian football.

Hon. Kwaku Agyenim Boateng, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture and Member of Parliament for Berekum West, led his esteemed committee to the launch, demonstrating the collaboration between government bodies and the GFA.

The event also saw the attendance of other honorable members of parliament, including Hon. Boakye Yiadom (Akwatia), Hon. Daniel Ohene Darko (Upper Denkyira West), Eugene Boakye Antwi (Subin), and Hon. Alhassan Kobina Ghansah (Asikuma – Odoben – Brakwa). Technical Director Bernhard Lippert and a representative from the National Sports Authority, Kwame Amponfi, were present to lend their support.

The launch witnessed the participation of prominent figures in Ghanaian football, including Shaibu Tanko, Head Coach of Karela United; Christine Zigah, Chair of the Referees Appointment Committee; George Saijah, Chairman of the Referees Association of Ghana; former Asante Kotoko Coach Prosper Narteh-Ogum; Black Maidens Coach Baba Nuhu Mallam; Black Princesses Coach Yussif Basigi; Coach Ken Augusts; Dauda Lutterodt; and Hayee Yartey, President of Cheetah FC.

The Ghana Football Philosophy, crafted through extensive research conducted by the Technical Directorate and incorporating insights from technocrats, national and club coaches (past and present), administrators, players, referees, supporters, coach instructors, coach educators, politicians, traditional authorities, women in football, and sports media personalities, lays the foundation for the future of Ghanaian football.

This comprehensive philosophy encompasses the way the game is played in Ghana, embraces current football trends, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and presents a well-defined implementation plan to propel Ghanaian football to new heights.

The Ghana Football DNA will serve as the guiding principle for coaching and playing football in Ghana moving forward. By uniting diverse stakeholders and drawing on their collective expertise, the GFA aims to create a dynamic football landscape that uplifts the sport and showcases Ghana’s footballing prowess on the global stage.

As the Ghana Football Philosophy takes center stage, expectations are high, and the nation eagerly anticipates the positive impact it will have on the development and success of Ghanaian football.