FEATURE: The new GFA leadership

Published on: 05 September 2019

I have read a lot about the process of handing over from the NC to new leadership and read about a list of individuals who have expressed interest in the top post available.

My only wish is that at this stage we need a leader who has a strategic vision acceptable to all and not those who are only interested in telling the delegates who they are in football.

Much as that may be important. I wished all those standing could present to the delegates may as one of the criteria for eligibility and voting at least a not more than 20 page paper on their STRATEGIC VISION for the next 3 yrs or so if voted.

This paper must cover at least the ff areas:

Infrastructural dev of Ghana football

The structure of the current GFA including the criteria and caliber of personnel to manned the key structure and nexus between the various leagues the developmental stage of the game and women football

Technology investment or systems in the GFA aimed at improving both its efficiency and effectiveness.

What will be his style of management?

The setting up of a strong technical directorate for the GFA.

Policy on appointment of coaches and other technical back up for the national teams and call-up to the national team

The communication strategy of the GFA

Sponsorship policy for the national teams and even to assist the clubs exp concept of sports fund etc.

I think we need a more strategically focused leader and who must have some blueprint we can use to assess not only his appointment and his re-election the next time.

You cannot be an FA chairman in North Africa and South Africa without presenting a blueprint to the delegates.

Source: Ernest Thompson