The Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) has launched a website aimed at improving the visibility of the Association to the international world
The website which has been weaved with modern features with URL www.northernrfa.org was launched on Tuesday at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The Chairman of the NRFA, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyzo, his Vice Chairman, Mr Musah Ibrahim Kessie, Division Two Chairman, Mohammed Tahiru, Women Football Chairperson, Hajia Zalia Iddi, Juvinel Chairman, Mr Alhassan Dawuo, Sagnarigu and West Gonja FA chairmen were present at the launch ceremony on Tuesday
The event also brought together Executives of the NRFA, Coaches, Referees, Sports Journalists, Committee leaders and sports lovers in the region.
Speaking at the launch that was themed "Collaborating with Stakeholders for the upliftment of the Northern Football "Chairman of the NRFA, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyzo called on the media to partner with the association to help develop sports in the region
He noted that the region was doing very well in sports, especially at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District levels, but due to lack of media visibility, the world doesn't hear about it and called on the media needed to help amplify the works of the Association and sporting activities in the Country
The website also seeks to hook the world onto the happenings of football in the country especially, at the Northern sector by providing regular updates from the FA’s headquarters.
" If you look at the theme it says Collaborating with Stakeholders for the upliftment of Northern Football, what it means is that, there is a product already in existence known as Northern football, we are not coming to reinvent it. Then the theme also presupposes that football administrators or football people as we refer to ourselves cannot do it alone. It is an admission that we need to collaborate with stakeholders to see it to the fourth movement of the game.
With stakeholders we are referring to the club owners, we are referring to the media, we are referring to supporters, we are referring to spectators, we're referring to the prospective investors in the game, we're referring to the security agencies, we are referring to the traditional rulers, we’re referring to Referees, we are referring to the cooperate world and we are referring to the government. These are key stakeholders who will definitely help us move the game forward " Alhaji Rhyzo stated
Alhaji Rhyzo indicated that the association recently included Communication Bureau in its organogram to help communicate and propagate the activities of the association to the public with the Director of Communication as leader of the Bureau
He also said many committees have been formed to expedite the working processes of the NRFA
On Metropolitan, Municipal and District level sports, Alhaji Rhyzo noted that the association despite the strike of COVID-19 were able to organize and inaugurated many of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Sports Committees to enhance their works
He counted that, Salaga, Sawla, Gambaga, WaleWale, Damongo among others have already been Commissioned and Executives have started working
On officiating, the NRFA chair called on parents and club owners to embrace the 'catch them young' project which is aimed at making referee work easier and simpler for the younger generation