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Gideon Fosu appointed Black Princesses Management Committee chairman

By Vincent Ashitey
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Executive Council Member Gideon Fosu has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Black Princesses Committee.

He replaces Linford Asamoah Boadu who chaired the Committee for three years and led Ghana to another FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica in 2022.

Gideon Fosu is the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Division One League side Kings Palace FC and also heads the Centralized Operations Unit (payment) of Ghana Commercial Bank.

He is expected to bring his expertise on board in ensuring that Ghana qualifies for the next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia.

Western Regional Football Association Chairman Simon Ehomah will serve as Vice Chairman of the Committee.

Their immediate assignment is the final round qualifiers in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Senegal.

The 1st leg fixture will take place at Stad Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Saturday, January 13, while the 2nd leg is scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

The Committee Members are as follows:

The management Committee of the National team oversees the day-to-day running of the national team and ensure that the objectives and vision of the Association is achieved by formulating measures that would lead to the eventual success of the team in conjunction  with the National Teams Department.


a. Setting the strategic plan and direction to guide the activities of the team.

b. To act as the link between the technical team and the FA.

c. To ensure that camping facilities are adequate and convenient for the playing body and the technical team.

d. To ensure that all necessary logistics such as medicals, training kits, footballs, boots, equipment is available at the right time and in right required quantities for the use of the playing body and technical team.

e. To Pay regular visits to the teams whilst in camp to ascertain their needs.

f. To follow-up on release of funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

g. To ensure that proper travelling arrangements are in put place for the team.

h. To ensure that accommodation, transport, and other arrangements for the team especially in matches played outside Ghana are in conformity with FIFA, CAF and other international accepted standards.

i. To always ensure that members of the team (players and officials) act in a manner worthy of Ambassadors of Ghana.

j. To establish a regular and cordial relationship with the technical team in order to apprise themselves of all pertinent issues affecting the team.

k. Monitoring the activities of the team to ensure they are keeping with the mission and ethics of the Association.

l. To ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the players and other Officials and that both are properly managed and supported.

m. To roll out strategies to promote and publicize the activities of the team.

n. To work with the marketing departments/competition department to make the brand visible. p) Ensure overall effective management of team

o. Ensure timely procurement, availability and deployment of critical resources required by team

p. Ensure a serene and positive atmosphere in team camp as well as discipline and adherence to code of conduct by team members [this includes dress codes]

q. Support GFA Marketing Department to ensure delivery of any relevant commitments to sponsors/partners and general brand feel of team is in line with set criteria

r. Prepare and ensure team adherence to Activity Schedule [for both competitive and non-competitive matches as well as Tournaments]

s. Support GFA Communications Department in coaching team members on proper communication

t. Liaise between team and GFA Exco

u. Conduct research on venues for team's matches, and ensure appropriate measures are put in place for, at least, optimal performance

v.  See to general welfare and security of team

w. Support efforts to ensure that players maintain a very good psychological balance

x. Review team performance with Coach

y. Prepare and present periodic reports to GFA ExCo covering all aspects of team's operations.

z. Vigorously look for sponsorship/partners for the team.