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GFA launch FIFA Football for Schools Programme in Tema

By Vincent Ashitey
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A colorful ceremony at Nii Adjei Kraku II Artificial Turf in Tema New Town climaxed the Ghana Football Association(GFA) and FIFA’s Football for Schools project which commenced on August 10 and ended on August 12.

The GFA worked with the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports train fifty Physical Education teachers selected from the across to benefit children between the ages of 4 - 14 years.

The closing ceremony was graced by President, Kurt E.S Okraku, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif (Hon.), FIFA Director, Fatimata Sidibe Sow, General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association Prosper Harrison Addo, Deputy Director of GES, Stephen Kwaku Owusu, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tema East Municipality, Yohanes Amarh Ashitey, and Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association Samuel Aboabire among others.

The 50 selected Physical Education Teachers were trained by three FIFA Specialists at the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence in Prampram while 100 school children were present for the practical sessions.

The trained teachers are expected to train other PE Teachers in their respective Districts and Regions.

This project forms part of the GFA's quest to develop all aspects of the game and to ensure that members are duly supported by FIFA to boost capacity.

The FIFA Football for Schools administration will work with the Ghana Football Association to coordinate the release of the Football for Schools mobile app in Ghana, as well as to provide appropriate training and capacity-building support for users (selected public schools in Ghana)