Veteran Ghana coach, Bahsir Hayford has urged the nation’s two top clubs, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko to embrace the youth development policy.
His comments come following the two clubs’ poor performance in the 2022/23 BetPawa Premier League.
Both clubs are out of contention for the league title and the FA Cup which lead the winners to the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup respectively.
Hearts of Oak are 7th on the league table on 45 points with Kotoko in 4th on 47 points with three games to end the season.
Bahsir Hayford told Radio Gold Sports: “They should plan well that the subsequent years they prove that they are the two giants in the country.
“In terms of quality players I always advise that they should always embrace the youth policy.
“If you give yourself two or four years and you are not worried about winning the league at that time and by the fourth year you spring up and win the league continuously for about three to four years, it means you have planned for.
“AshantiGold did it, they had their academy and they won the league three to four times and the national team was constituted with the academy boys of AshantiGold.
“It is not about always you want results but if you don’t plan well, you don’t get the good results you want.
“But I always advise that their youth policy should be strengthened, they should take time that we are not winning the league for two or three years.
“Let’s plan well so that from the third year.” Bashir Hayford told Radio Gold Sport.
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