The GFA Coaching License “D” Program is currently ongoing in the Northern Regional Capital Tamale at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The team of instructors are Professor Kwame Mintah, Coach Maxwell Konadu, Real Tamale United Coach Ibrahim Shaibu Tanko and Ghana U-17 Female team Coach Baba Nuhu Mallam.
There are 60 participants to go through the two weeks course at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The GFA in some weeks ago had opened applications for prospective coaches who are willing to be captured in the system to apply.
The Licence D Coaching Course will be held across the 10 Regional Football Associations (RFAs) for the promotion and development of grassroots football.
“It is the Policy of the GFA that will soon be adopted by the Club Licensing Regime. Prospective Coaches are to note that without a coaching certificate a person shall not be allowed to coach in the football ecosystem of Ghana” said General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo, Esq.
The Association in conjunction with CAF plans to organise CAF License A, B and C as well as the CAF Pro Licence courses. There will also be a number of Coaching Refresher Courses to ensure that Coaches do not lose their licenses. It must be noted that when a coach does not undertake a Refresher Course for a period more than two years, they will lose their license.
The training in Tamale is expected to last for two weeks as it starts today Monday April 12, 2021 to April 29, 2021.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah