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02.04.2008 Sports News

Grunsah Stings GFA- Over Colts Soccer

By Daily Guide
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The founder and bankroller of Kumasi King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grunsah has blamed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the current woes of colts soccer.

He noted that juvenile soccer, which for years had been serving as breeding grounds for football in Ghana, was now cash-strapped and gradually dying due to lack of support and attention from the GFA.

“Due to the bad policies of the GFA, even organizing colts leagues across the country is impossible of late and this is gradually killing Ghana soccer.

“Ghana, which used to be the Brazil of Africa where quality players were produced from the colts divisions in abundance, is now short of players to fill the gap in the premiership due to exodus”.

Alhaji Grunsah, who was speaking in an interview with Angel FM in Kumasi alleged that the GFA did not care to allocate some of the money accruing from Black Stars' participation in the 2006 World Cup to the development of colts soccer.

He debunked assertions that he was against every policy of the current GFA administration, saying, “My utterances are not meant to cause harm, but rather to advise the GFA to adopt better measures that would eventually better Ghana soccer.

“Our soccer, especially the lower divisions where we unearth players, was far better-off before this GFA administration took over the helm of affairs of soccer in the country and this is very disheartening to us who have been in the game for a long time”.

The outspoken soccer administrator stated that he had for years stood for the truth, aimed at ensuring the proper development of soccer in the country. He insisted that he would always stand for the truth “until the GFA management change their ways”.

From Fred J.A. Ibrahim Jnr., Kumasi

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