StarTimes Bundesliga Football School will befin today at the Lord’s Wembly Plus Park at Sukura, a suburb in Accra.
The event dubbed Bundesliga Football School, is a partnership project between Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) and StarTimes, the official broadcaster of the German Bundesliga in all Sub-Saharan Africa. The Bundesliga Experience is a unique event which will give football fans in Ghana a taste of 'Football As It's Meant To Be'.
The event allows local fans to experience a physical connection to Germany's top tier league through a number of fun and inclusive activities.
The Bundesliga Football School, which has been slated for December 14 – 18, 2019, is a new partnership model targeted at developing and promoting young talent worldwide. The approach is to join with national soccer associations, soccer leagues and professional clubs to encourage talented young soccer players at the local level.
Over the course of one week, soccer players (boys and girls) between the ages of 13 and 17 will receive targeted assistance in a series of compact training sessions and workshops, enabling them to showcase their talent.
The sessions will be ran by experts and licensed coaches from the youth training centres of Bundesliga clubs with assistance from selected Ghanaian coaches.
Former German international Renate Lingor, 2x World Cup Winner, 2x European Champion and 3x Bronze Medal Olympic Games winner together with other UEFA license A coaches such as Tobias Süveges of SV Werder Bremen, Arne Stratmann of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Bjoern Nass of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and head coach of the Bundesliga Football school, Birger J. Nass will lead the course.
Ghanaian coaches will also benefit from the project which seeks to expose them to new methods of developing young talents and build a new working corporation as they work together with the German coaches.
The instructors for the project arrived in Ghana on Thursday and German football icon Luther Matteus will arrive in Ghana on Wednesday 18 December to Grace the event.
Ghana’s Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah is expected to Grace the occasion.