Grassroot football is an integral part of football development. It is the foundation or pillar to all the other levels of the game, hence the need to strengthen it.
As part of the ways to strengthen the grassroot football, Tamale Metro Football Association organized one day coaching clinic dubbed “Grassroot Soccer Festival” for the handlers of grassroot players in the various football clubs within Tamale Metro Football Association on Monday, 3rd May, 2021.
The Technical Team of Tamale Metro Football Association led by CAF License ‘A’ holder, Abdulai DanJummah took the coach educators through the basics of grassroot football coaching including the philosophy of grassroot football coaching, the physical makeups of grassroot players, the appropriate coaching drills for grassroot football coaching and many others. The participants were taught how to develop the younger ones to meet the international standards. However, the participants were told that, at the grassroot level, the development of the player is what is important and not the results.
The program was fully sponsored by the chairman of Northern Regional Football Association, Alhaj Abu Hassan Rhyzo. The chairman handed over to Tamale Metro Football Association a cash amount of Ghc 1,100 for the program few days ago.
In the closing ceremony, the chairman of the Regional Juvenile Committee, Mr Yakubu Alhassan, publicly known as Coach Dawuo commended Tamale Metro Football Association for the good initiative and wished that other District Football Associations emulate such a wonderful idea.
Speaking in the closing ceremony also, the chairman of Northern Regional Football Association, Alhaj Abu Hassan Rhyzo also commended Tamale Metro Football Association and encourage them to bring out more of such initiatives. The Black Satellites Management Committee Member could not also hide his excitement about the Technical Team of Tamale Metro Football Association for designing such a wonderful program. He dashed them Ghc 200.00 for soap just to show his appreciation to them for their good job. He again commended the Association’s Media Committee for always being on top of their job and dashed them too Ghc 100.00.
Tamale Metro Football Association is now set to start the new Juvenile league season any moment from now.
By : Mumuni Abdul-Mumin, sportsmrnews.com.