The Ghana Football Association held a fruitful discussion with English Football Association and the British High Commission officialdom via Webinar on Thursday May 21 2020.
The engagement which kick started today is expected to continue in the coming days in order to secure strategic international partners for women’s football in the country.
A wide range of issues were put on the table for discussion which included but not limited to Women’s League football structure, understanding of women’s football in Ghana, strategy, challenges and opportunities.
Thursday’s meeting follows a previous engagement with the British High Commissioner and the English Football Association in the nation’s capital back in March.
Officials of the British High Commission and the Football Association were penciled to pay a visit to the headquarters of the Ghana FA this month but the said visit had to be aborted due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The GFA was represented by President Kurt E.S Okraku, General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo, Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante, Madam Hillary Boaten (Chairperson of the Women’s Premier League Committee) and her Deputy Rosalind Amoh.
Others included Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah, Esq. – Attorney/Women’s Premier League Committee/Women’s Club Owner and Barbara Yankah – Secretary to the Women’s Premier League Committee.
British High Commissioner to Ghana H.E Iain Walker and Jasmine Griffiths – Head of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora Relations were on hand to represent the British High Commission Accra in the discussion.
National and International Women’s Football Development Manager for the English FA, Rachel Pavlou led a three-member team during the discussion.
The team included Maria de León – Senior International Relations Manager and Siobhan Burke – International Relations Manager.