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Veteran Ben Koufie confident of achieving a Ghana style of play

Published on: 05 May 2014
Ben Koufie

Ben Koufie is overly confident that Ghana's hopes of achieving an identical brand of football can be realized.

Coaches drawn from all the national teams have begun a three-day coordinated course at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram with the sole purpose of developing a national training grid with identical philosophies, methodology and application, culminating in all teams playing exactly the same style.

Koufie, a resource person and the Chairman of GFA Technical Development committee who opened the training course, expressed believe that the course will help the nation improve its unique style of play.

"Our style of play should run through all our teams be it the male or the female national teams and we are confident that this course will help achieve that", he said.

The course which will end on Wednesday will involve lectures and practical exercises, ‘Systems’ and tactics of the game, as well as practical coaching at the high level.

Other resource persons for the course include Kwesi Appiah, Anthony K. Edusei (CAF Instructor), Prof. J.K. Mintah (Psychologist), Francis Oti-Akenteng (CAF Instructor/Coordinator) and Sam Arday (Presenter).



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  • selfmade says:
    May 05, 2014 10:04 pm
    I really love this idea and a good step in the right direction! We already have the basics as to how our players play and that should be the utermost building block!! Most our players are physical strong, short,have good feet and can hold the ball for a long time which means our play should relvove around that style! Secondly, we should also consider where major of our players plies their trade and which league they tend to perform best and the answer is very simple, Italy and France! The Italian play relies mostly on tight defence with ambitious attacking play same as the French which sometimes has flamboyant midfield play so we should try and imcorprate their system into ours too!