Francis Oti Akenteng, Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Thursday paid a visit to the Tema Sports Stadium to watch the final selection of players for the 2016 Aspire Football Dreams programme.
50 young players aged 13 years have been picked by scouts and coaches for the programme out of which some of them would be chosen and offered scholarships to be trained in Senegal and Qatar.
According to Oti Akenteng, the Aspire Football Dreams programme is very laudable and encouraging.
Accompanied by coach Didi Dramani, they congratulated the 50 young boys picked from all over the nation, and commended the coordinators who worked tirelessly to get the very best out of a lot of talents.
Oti Akenteng advised the players to comport themselves while in the one week camp and obey instructions from their coaches.
He hailed Captain (rtd) Andy Sam for the project which began ten years ago and promised support from the Ghana Football Association.
Didi Dramani who has coached Kumasi Asante Kotoko to win the Premier League of Ghana and handles the national Under 20 women’s team, the Black Princesses also commended the efforts of the players and organisers of the Aspire programme.
They hinted that players who show they qualities of being capable to feature for the national team could gain the call up and play for the Black Starlets or the Black Satellites in future.
Oti Akenteng urged the coordinators who are interested in coaching to take courses to upgrade their levels and standards to broaden their knowledge in football. He was happy to see some qualified coaches with CAF licenses at the Tema Stadium contributing to the exercise.