'Ghana must empower its coaches to catch-up with high-performing leagues' - Mustapha Ussif

Published on: 11 July 2023

Ghana's Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, has stressed the need to empower Ghanaian coaches to bridge the gap with high-performing leagues worldwide.

Speaking at the 29th Ordinary Congress of the country's football governing body in Kumasi, Ussif highlighted coaching deficiencies as a major obstacle to talent development in Ghana.

Acknowledging the importance of quality coaching in nurturing and maximizing the potential of Ghanaian players, Ussif called upon Kurt Okraku, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and his team to prioritize the capacity building of Ghanaian coaches.

“To achieve a competitive league and match the high-performing leagues around the world, we must empower our coaches through continuous capacity building and exposure to international standards," he said.

“It is imperative that our coaches possess the necessary skills and knowledge to develop our players’ potential to its fullest. They must be trained in both technical and leadership aspects of the game."