The Managing Director of Green Grass Technology, Frank Boahene, has lauded the initiative by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), in conjunction with the world football governing body, Fifa, to train grounds men in a bid to improve the football pitches in the country.
The two-day event organised by the GFA in collaboration with FIFA, which began on Thursday July 28 to Friday July 29, saw grounds men trained on how to maintain natural grass pitches to ensure they are good for playing the game.
“A journey of a thousand mile begins with a step. It is good that the GFA has taken the initiative to bring somebody from Fifa to impact his knowledge to my fellow Ghanaians,” he told class sports’ Desmond Kofi Decker.
According to him, with education, football pitches in Ghana can meet international standards.
“With education and by bringing other sectors onboard such as agronomist and agriculturalist, this initiative will bring the other agencies on board to help develop world class pitches,” he noted.
The two-day seminar, which took place at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram, saw in attendance GFA president Kwasi Nyantakyi and Black Stars head coach Avram Grant.