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Liberty president wants Kenya to emulate Ghana in youth football

Published on: 03 February 2011

Liberty Professionals president Alhaji Sly Tetteh has asked Kenya to emulate Ghana's youth development policy.

The renowned talent-spotter was speaking at a ceremony to the National Youth Talent Academy that won under-17 Cecafa tournament in Rwanda last December.

He blamed leaders for negative results recorded by Harambee Stars in international matches saying they lack proper planning.

''African leaders focus on senior teams without knowing the future of football is in the youth," said Tetteh.

"Ghana is a success story because there are working structures from the under-12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 23 and Kenya should copy us to move forward.

"When I come here and see under-12s play I believe there’s talent in Kenya but it isn’t easy to nurture the players. Kenya must start from grass root to grow," reckoned Teteh.

Ghana became the first African country to win the prestigious Fifa Under-20 World Cup in 2009.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Abedi Tugah says:
    February 03, 2011 05:53 pm
    it is not palavah.just used over age
  • ADAMA says:
    February 03, 2011 04:24 pm
    It's a gud advice to de kenya FA.dis piece of advice wuld encourage de kfa to develop their youth team
  • Steve says:
    February 03, 2011 04:27 pm
    What can we teach them.. Lets concentrate on womens soccer
  • kojo says:
    February 04, 2011 03:46 am
    does this guy really think Ghana is a successful country when it comes to soccer in Africa? what the hell, now Ghana is like a connoisseur of soccer? dude shut the hell up. if Ghana wins the world cup, you can call us (Ghana) a success story in Africa.