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02.09.2004 Football News

FA moves in to help goalkeeping academy

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Accra, Sept 2, GNA - Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has promised to institute moves to put Ali Jarra, former national junior goalkeeper on the pay roll of the association.

Speaking during a visit to the Ali Jarra Goalkeepers Academy, an institution set up by the former national player to train goalkeepers, the FA Chairman assured the former goalkeeper that he would take up his case with his management committee to see how best to help the academy.

Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe also used the opportunity to present 10 footballs, goalkeepers' kits and a personal donation of 1.2 million cedis to the Academy.

Addressing the students of the academy, The FA Chairman encouraged the goalkeepers to be disciplined since that is the only way that they can go far in their chosen profession.

Ali Jarra who appeared visibly touched by the gesture thanked the FA Chairman and made a passionate appeal to the FA to invite some of his trainee keepers into the national junior teams.

Information available to the GNA Sports indicates that the Ali Jarra Goalkeeper Academy was started about five years ago by the young promising national goalie, after his promising international career was cut short by a spinal injury.

The academy started with five goalkeepers without even a ball at its inception for use during training but with commitment and the zeal to succeed it gradually established itself.

Presently it has 45 promising goalkeepers in its stable and has been able to turn out goalkeepers like Kotei Blankson of Liberty Professionals and the national Under 20 team and Joseph Ham of Accra Great Olympics.

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