An assistant coach of the Black Stars team B has hinted the future of Ghana football looks brighter than most fanatics have expected, looking at the young talents that are being trained by various academies across the country.
Coach Prince Owusu said the nurturing of talents had become very critical in the country and commended Attram De Visser Academy for its role in preserving young, talented footballers for the country.
The veteran coach who had visited the football academy to monitor their activities and motivate Wednesday afternoon indicated that he had seen budding midfielders being trained to respond to national call up.
Although he observed the country needs more skippers than before, Coach Owusu said he was optimistic scouts will not suffer to get such great talents for the senior national teams and other football clubs outside the country.
“The last 10 minutes of the game I watched here has made me realise we have men, and they can deliver. All that matters is discipline,” The veteran scout told Power FM Sports Editor, Nana Prempeh in an interview.
To him, midfielders are the most sought for across the world as football returns to normalcy following the surge in COVID-19 cases that dimmed the euphoria of football lovers.
“I believe strikers are strong and they are often the leaders on the field of play. The foreign scouts look at all those qualities before they call you to join them since they need that energy of blacks,” he noted.
Owusu also eulogized former Chelsea and Black Star midfielder Michael Essien and Black Star deputy skipper Thomas Partey for their inspiration on the field, and hinted Attram De Visser Soccer Academy can produce such exceptional talents to earn the country foreign exchange.
Commending the president of the Academy, Mr Godwin Attram, who is also an assistant coach of Black Stars Team B, for his continuous support for youngsters and dedication to produce more admirable talents to help make Ghana’s soccer exciting, Mr Owusu said he was “impressed by the delivery of the youngsters.”
“We have strong men in Africa [who can deliver]…They can do it. These guys can represent Ghana very well,” the coach remarked.
He also commended Attram De Visser’s Kwadwo Opoku who has signed a motivation contract with major league side Los Angeles Football Club, despite the uncertainties of the coronavirus.