The Ghana Football Schools‘ Sports Masseurs training for Premier League, Division One League and Women’s Premier League Clubs has taken off at the GFA Technical Centre in Prampram.
Dr. Gifty Nante, a senior lecturer at the Physiotherapy Department of the University of Ghana took participants through a session in Gross Functional Anatomy in the first session of the opening day of the course.
Participants will also be taken through sessions in Basic Physiology, Sports Injuries, First Aid/CPR in Sports as well as the Basic Principles of Sports Injury Management as part of the course which will end on Friday, September 29, 2023.
After the course, Participants will go through a mandatory internship with some Clubs across the country.
The aim of the course is to provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge regarding injury management under the auspices of the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences of the University of Ghana.
Other objectives of course include equipping the trainees with the requisite knowledge, skills, and ethical foundation to provide safe, effective, and beneficial massage therapy service to players while promoting health and wellness.
The Ghana Football Association would make it mandatory for all clubs to employ a qualified Sports Masseur to sit on the technical bench going forward.
Interested persons who intend to join the second batch should please contact the Technical Directorate of the GFA on 0201007788.
The second batch's course will begin from October 9-14, 2023