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01.02.2016 Sports News

Clubs undergo training in player-biometric registration

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Kumasi, Feb. 01, GNA - Mr. Sena Akoto-Ampaw, Administrator of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has asked football clubs to get actively involved in the on-going sensitization workshops on biometric registration of players.

This is being done under the world football governing body, FIFA's Connect Programme to ensure accurate data on the players.

The programme is part of the effort to check double registration, cheating with regard to age, names and other bio data, which had over the years created controversy in football circles.

It ties in with the FIFA reform project - to collect accurate information on all players in affiliate associations globally.

Mr. Akoto-Ampaw, addressing the opening session of a two-day workshop on the biometric registration in Kumasi, announced that Ghana was one of five countries where this was being piloted.

The GFA has started with the division two, three, women and juvenile football clubs in the Ashanti Region.

The participants were taken through the biometric registration processes, data collection and the FIFA Connect Programme.

The GFA Administrator reminded the clubs to adhere to FIFA's rules and regulations to grow the nation's football.

Mr. Osei Tutu Agyemang, Chairman of the Regional Football Association (RFA), underlined the importance of the electronic registration of players and urged the participants to take the workshop seriously so as to do the right things when the player registration opened.


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