Former chairman, Accra West District Football Association, Reverend Emmanuel N.K. Ankamah has implored the government and the Ghana Football Association to invest heavily in grassroot football.

Rev. Emmanuel N.K. Ankamah

Investment in grassroot football has been on a nosedive owing to a myriad of reasons. The famous colts system which produced the stars of yesteryears has been left unattended to leading to a reduced number of talent pool.

In a discourse on how to put the country’s favoured sport back to the apex of African football, the former secretary, Regional Juvenile Committee – Greater Accra – made the following suggestions on social media platform, Sports Court.

“My advice is, the strength of every building is in the foundation. People spent more money in the foundation because they don’t want their building to collapse. If we really want our football well, then we must invest in the grassroots which is the foundation of our soccer. This go the government first then to the FA President, Mr Kurt,” he concluded.

The Founder of third tier side Royal Eagles and co-founder of Dansoman Leeds United (Colts) and Chairman of Division Two side, Best XI football club is married with four children.

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