The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Ussif, has assured that the government will continue to support the Ghana Football Association to develop Women’s Football.
He said this when Mrs Ama Brobey Williams from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Women Technical Directorate called on him on Tuesday to inform him about the Women’s Football Strategy (2023-2026), and to officially introduce the Logo and Mascot (Asantewaa) of the Women’s Football.
He noted that the government recognised the need to invest in the development of the Women’s game in all aspects.
Mr Ussif said, “When you look at infrastructure, the government has constructed over 152 Astro Turfs across the country and they are not only for men but for women and girls to have access to these facilities so that the girls can start from the grassroots level looking at the number of talents we have.
“The girls can play whilst in the primary and junior high schools to the senior high level and this Women’s Football strategy is a great initiative to develop our women’s game,’’ he added.
He stated that the vision is to ensure that every District in Ghana has basic sporting facilities, especially football. We will continue to work to ensure the development of football in all aspects.
The Minister said the performance of Ampem Darkoa Ladies at the CAF Women’s Champions League, shows the kind of investment and support the government and the GFA are giving to Women’s Football.
“I strongly believe the Women’s game is on the right path. We will win the Women’s World Cup one day.
We qualify to the World Cup and not progress beyond the group stage but I believe this time will be different because of the level of support and investments given to the Women,’’ he added.
The other delegation from the Ghana Football Association were former Ghana player and Black Princesses Assistant Coach, Anita Owiredu-Mintah and Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association, Samuel Aboabire.
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