Former Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe urges more youth competitions
Former Ghana defender, Anthony Baffoe has clamored for more youth competitions to expand the pool for unearthing talents for the country.
There has been limited youth competitions in Ghana with the KGL U17 championship and the Baby Jet U16 tournament being the avenue for unearthing talents.
However, the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, has called on stakeholders to organize more youth competitions to be able to unearth more talents for the country.
“Academy or grassroots football is all about youth development and talent identification. I believe it helps in identifying talents but what is important is to have more youth competitions because at the end of the day, the younger you are, the more you should play,” he said during the launch of the third edition of the Baby Jet tournament.
“I think we need district selections, regional selections. We need the youths to play because it’s all about development and this tournament [Baby Jet U-16] will help to unearth talent.”
The Baby Jet U16 championship is championed by former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan.