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Juvenile Football chief George Afriyie says national U17 league will boost Ghana football

Published on: 01 August 2014
Black Starlet

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

“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.”


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  • umar sadiq abas says:
    August 02, 2014 05:49 am
    Mr Afriyie am so delighted for such an opportunity you are putting in place to boost the country's footballers especially the future generation. But my main concern is that,the coast teams are not well managed in the country. So please mr Afriyie am pleading with you with a very dim respect to do sumtin about our coast league so that we can also be called up to join the national team. Thank you. Shooting stars FC @ Achimota. Ibrahim
  • baggio says:
    October 08, 2014 08:36 am
    is really a good idea .............................................i hope it will boost the young one ...............................