Ghana Juvenile Football Committee chairman George Afriyie says the introduction of the national Under-17 football League will help unearth talents for the national teams.
Starting next season, the Ghana FA will organize an U17 league for clubs to replace the reserve league for U20 players.
The main idea of the innovation is to encourage and educate young footballers to combine football and academics to the highest level, and also aimed at improving youth football development in the country.
Afriyie, who doubles as Ghana U20 management committee chairman, says the latest direction will boost football in the country.
“It is my prayer that all the clubs will see the need to embrace this project. That is the future of Ghana football and I can see it feeding our senior sides with lots of intelligent players,” Afriyie told sportscrusader.com
“Our Premier League clubs also stand a good chance to benefit in that going out to buy players at the end of every season would be minimized.”