Grassroots football is the heartbeat of the ‘beautiful game’. If the life of the flesh is in the blood, then the life of football is in the grassroots.
In a community with a documented past and relationship with football – Madina has become a conveyor belt for the country’s finest talents. Based on these principles the NKN Youth League in Madina – Accra was born. The league has grown strong since its inception.
However, the emergence of COVID-19 on the global landscape led to the temporary shut down of practically every form of mass gathering including football – from elite to the grassroots.
A lot of activities have been postponed due to the outbreak of the highly-contagious global pandemic, affecting the elite stage trickling down to the grassroots level.
Meanwhile, the La Nkwantanang Youth League (NKN Youth League) which is in it’s fourth season scheduled registration for the forthcoming season in March but had to postpone due to the wildfire-like spread of the virus and government directives of suspending all public gathering, to April.
But the recent announcement from the Ghana Football Association on a possible resumption of football in the second week of October, has given the NKN Youth League the greenlight, meaning registration will commence on August 1 2020.
The 2019 edition of the NKN Youth League was clinched by Young Stars which went throughout the entire season unbeaten and climaxed it with a narrow win against Lashee in the finals.