Communication team member of the Ghana Football Association, Sheikh Tophic Abdul Kadir Sienu says the success of every football nation hinges on long term plans.
Ghana has struggled to qualify for major tournament at the U-17 and U-20 level with the U-23 qualifying for the CAF Tournament in Morocco in June.
The Black Meteors have been drawn in Group A alongside host Morocco, Congo and Guinea in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Morocco.
The Championship for Africa Nations in Algeria was a tournament to forget after the team suffered a 2-0 loss to exit at the knockout stage.
Tophic Sienu who doubles as the editor of football portal, Footballmadeinghana.com.gh, spoke to Cape Coast based ATL fm.
“Football is just like going to school, when you start from Kindergarten to JSS 2, you don’t write any Basic Education Certificate Examination but you still go to school.
“It’s because you are being prepared for the examination which you will write the BECE.
“So when you look at the U-17, U-20 and the U-23, the same thing applies to the junior national teams, all those grounds are preparatory grounds.
“So when you go to Europe or the advanced countries, they call it development tournaments, if you win fine, if you don’t win the strategy is for the future.
“You have to develop the team and feed the national team for them to compete and alost all the countries that are doing well at the senior level, that has been the strategy.” Sheikh Tophic told ATL fm of Cape Coast.