DONATE BALLS TO US TO REDUCE OUR BURDEN–JUCOAG CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE
The National Organizer for Juvenile Club Owners Association of Ghana, Mr Daniel Deheer has called on the Government and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to donate footballs to them in order to enhance the development of Colts football.
In an interview with newsplusgh, Mr Daniel Deheer stated that the association is to nurture and produce quality footballers for the nation but finds it difficult to buy items like footballs to train their kids.
“We are really suffering at the grassroots level so we are entreating the government of Ghana and GFA to supply free footballs to all GFA affiliated juvenile clubs in the country to reduce our burden. Now a quality ball costs between ₵150 and ₵200, and look at our parks we train on, none of them has green grass surface and for that reason balls can’t last for even three months then it gets destroyed, we are spending more money on juvenile football out of our little pockets and we seriously need help”, he explained.
In addition to his humble plea, Daniel Deheer suggested that the Government should partner with Ghana Football Association to open football and boots manufacturing companies under one district one factory project to sell footballs and boots at affordable prices to juvenile clubs in every community of the country.
He also urged well established clubs in Ghana such as Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Liberty Professionals, Ashanti Gold SC, Medeama and others to come to their aid. According to him, these clubs benefit a lot from them so they should also help them in times of need because the kids they are grooming today will mature and join them in the next ten years.
“We will be glad if each GFA affiliated juvenile club will receive ten or twenty balls a season from the GFA”, he said.