Ex-Dutch international Aaron Winter has called on the Ghanaian football authorities to provide more of the things that will help grow the local game better.

Aron Winter

Ex-Dutch international Aaron Winter has called on the Ghanaian football authorities to provide more of the things that will help grow the local game better.

He said that Ghana?s potential will not be of suitable benefit if there are no means of developing footballers for them to compete with other players in the world and that there should be more efforts by the requisite bodies.

He spoke to Citi Sports in an interview on Tuesday and said:

?To become better at football, you need to give players opportunities to reach the top but I see that the facilities are not available. I have observed that a large number of players have to travel a distance before getting to a pitch.

Nationally, there are not a lot of good pitches for use and this is not good enough. Aside this, there should be a lot more focus on developing the game through the various age groups. I agree that some things are being done but, for a country like Ghana, it is not good enough.?

He also spoke about Ghana?s wonderful performance in the last FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he said that the feat marked the growth of African football in recent times.

? Ghana was unlucky not to have made it to the semi-finals but I was impressed with the development of African football in the last few years. When you look at the current situation and what was there some years ago, you see a difference.

Now, African footballers are leaving the continent at younger ages and this means that they can access the same training as their counterparts in Europe. They learn more now and this is very clear when their countries play. They have brought African football forward and it?s amazing.?

Winter, who played for Ajax, Lazio and Inter Milan in addition to appearing at the 1988 European Championships and the 1994 and 1998 World Cups for the Netherlands, is currently working with the Dutch Football Association in providing support to other countries including Ghana.

By : Citifmonline.com

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