BARFA holds Awards Night for Women’s Division one teams
Ghana Football Association General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo has advised the ladies to take their football seriously.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Football Association has held an Awards Night for its Women’s Division one league teams.
The ceremony, held at the auditorium of Sunyani Technical University was to inspire the young female players to give out their best in subsequent seasons to be able to climb to the top.
Present were the GFA General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, Brong Ahafo FA President Ralph Gyambrah, Krontihene of Sunyani Traditional Area, Oboaman Bofotia Boamposem and the CEO of Ampem Darkoa Ladies, Nana Opoku Fosu Gyeabour 11, who doubles as Mawerehene and Koasehene of Techiman Traditional Area. Other executives of the Brong Ahafo football fraternity also graced the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Harrison Addo urged the ladies to upgrade themselves in education to meet international standards whilst taking their football career seriously. He assured the ladies of more available opportunities for women football and as such, they needed to up their performance.
The Bono Regional FA President commended the teams that participated in the Women’s Division 1 league for their sterling efforts and urged the playing bodies to be disciplined and to take their studies seriously.
Oboaman Bofotia Boamponsem urged the young ladies to desist from homosexuality and to exhibit good morals during their careers. He appealed to the GFA to make the welfare of the ladies their priority.
Touching on some challenges facing football in the region, the Sunyani Krontihene sent a strong message to the national GFA president that “we don’t want to accept the rumour that the Sunyani Coronation Park is intended to be turned into a sports stadium. The land is not a problem in Sunyani and we can afford any acres of land for a new sports stadium”.
He stated that “the town centre is already choked so we don’t want additional projects that will worsen the situation”.
The Krontihene further expressed worry about how subsequent governments have made it a habit to always renovate old projects in Sunyani Municipality instead of constructing new ones, a worrying situation that depicts Sunyani being sidelined in development.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region