Executive Director of the Center for Sports Advocacy, Victor Seshie, has called for a paradigm shift in attention from the Men’s national football teams to the women’s national teams something he believes will go a long way in helping the female teams win laurels for the country.
Speaking on Radio Univers’ Sports Express show on Saturday, Mr. Seshie stated that “if we are always looking at pumping [money] into the Black Stars, Black Starlets and Black Satellites and at the end of the day the result is not being achieved, why don’t we just share the focus now and see.”
The women’s football advocate also attributed the poor state of women’s football to the lack of technical know-how of coaches in charge of our various national women’s teams.
According to him, all the foreign coaches hired to lead the Men’s national team left minimal impact on the local coaches.
“…the women’s coaches in terms of finance and technicalities need some attention, some time back, we used to have foreign coaches who would come and coach the Black Stars, at the end of the day, they [foreign coaches] don’t impact any of our local coaches before leaving”
He further added it wouldn’t be a bad idea to send some coaches abroad to receive training
“A lot of attention needs to be given to them [women’s coaches], at least taking them abroad to do some courses, because we have not gotten to the level we can take a foreign coach for the Black Queens.” he maintained.
Story by: Leroy Hawkson