Ghana Football Association Executive Council member, Samuel Anim Addo, has made a passionate appeal to government to invest in infrastructure for colts football.
According to Anim Addo the lack of infrastructure is affecting the quality of players being churned out by the colts system, which in turn affects the quality of players in the local game.
Speaking on Citi TV’s Football Made in Ghana show, Anim Addo, who is also the founder of the Baby Jet U-16 tournament, urged government to make a deliberate effort in constructing quality pitches and other needed infrastructure to help in the development of young players in the country.
”Those days of playing colts football for fun are over. We need to treat it as a business,” he said.
“Now there’s the District assembly common fund available, so they Regional FA chairmen should advocate for a portion and invest it in juvenile football.
”If every district constructs a quality pitch, it’ll go a long way in the development of these players.
”They have started using the few community pitches we have for social activities, like church services and funerals.
“The politicians always jump into Black Stars affairs when we win, but they’re not ready to invest. What is wrong with us, we must invest.” he added.
Football Made in Ghana airs every Wednesday on Citi TV at 1pm.