Head Coach for the Black Stars of Ghana, James Kwesi Appiah has called for the revival of colts football in the country insisting that it will ensure the improvement of the sport in the country.
Football in the country has gone down the drain in the past couple of years, be it the local league, clubs participation in any of CAF’s inter-club competitions or national teams competing at the various international tournaments.
The abysmal performance of the Black Stars at the recently held Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt is testament of the bad state Ghana football is in.
Speaking at the launch of the McDan Colts Football Tournament at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday, James Kwesi Appiah has stressed the need for colts football to be developed.
According to him, turning attention to colts football will help develop better players that will eventually end up playing for the national team.
“Ghana football can be better if we start very well with our colt system. I believe that now our football is not what we want but we can only get there if we start building our colts and then the u-20, the u-23.
“Once we keep doing that the process will follow and then we will get better players to play for our nation in future”, the gaffer said.
The McDan Colts Football Tournament will see over 200 clubs competing for glory with the aim of reviving the growth of grassroots football and improving the development of youth football in Ghana.