A juvenile club owner, Hussain Otabil Mensah is at variance with the Ghana Football Association’s idea to provide just footballs for the grass-root teams.
The GFA is set to inject $100,000 into buying footballs for juvenile clubs across the nation but Otabil who owns, Otabil FC and a third division club, Abura Young Pioneers FC, believes there is more to be done at the grass-root level.
“Providing only footballs won’t solve the major problems of the juvenile clubs in this country.
“One of the problems, the pitches that the juvenile clubs play on is a problem.
“All the pitches have now turned into residential houses so the pitches the colts clubs will play is a major problem.
“And then the officiating fees as well and transporting the players from point to another is a problem.
“Why can’t the Ghana Football Association collaborate with the Ghana Education Service so that the school buses can transport the players for us?
“And the football boots are also problems for us because parents don’t want to buy football boots for their children and it is difficult for us.” Hussain Otabil Mensah told Radio Gold Sports.