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GFA Elite Academy Boys & Girls exhibit football skills to FIFA TDS Knowledge exchange participants

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Technical Directors and Representatives of various MAs who are attending the FIFA Talent Development Scheme (TDS) Knowledge Exchange Program in Accra observed two exhibition matches involving the GFA Elite Academy Boys and Girls teams on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The GFA Elite Academy Boys and Girls, who are from the GFA’s Kurt E.S. Okraku Technical Centre in Winkongo, traveled to Accra for their first ever set of football matches outside the Upper East region.

The U15 girls side played against a U15 select side from the Greater Accra Regional FA (GARFA), while the boys U15 team played against Attram De Visser U15 at Union Park in Legon.

FIFA officials and representatives from 17 African Member Associations (MAs) of FIFA observed firsthand the level and quality of players in the GFA's Elite Academy during the two friendly matches as part of their knowledge exchange seminar. 

The exhibition matches also form part of processes designed to provide elite young players with the competitive environment needed for growth and excellence.

Under the umbrella of the TDS, the GFA Elite Academy project also aims to accelerate elite youth player development by guiding, advising, and mentoring the talents dotted and scattered across the country.

GFA President Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku and General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo were at Union Park to welcome the GFA Elite Academy boys and girls teams to Accra.

They offered words of advice to the young talents and urged them to stay focused and grounded as they embark on a football career path that has far-reaching positive implications for their futures.

The boys and girls will visit some tourist sites in Accra before they return to the Technical Center in Winkongo to continue their academic and football development.