Coach Mas-Ud Dramani has called for an extensive monitoring system to capture the several budding talents in Ghana.
The Asante Kotoko coach himself benefitted from an efficient scouting and monitoring system when he led the Ghana U-17 women’s team to an historic bronze medal at the World Cup in Azerbaijan.
The astute tactician has suggested to the Ghana FA’s technical Directorate to put in a comprehensive monitoring system to rope in talents coming through rather than chasing them when they become famous.
“The academies have proven how far emphasis on juvenile football can help the country,” he told Angel FM.
“But mind you most of the young players we have are not in the academies so what happens to these talents?
“The Welbeck (Danny) we tried getting, the Balotelli (Mario) we tried getting, did we really put in a monitoring system such that when they were 14 years they could be picked up?
“We can have them and organize some few international matches so they feel some sense of nationalism and patriotism at that tender age.
“We have not done so, we only go chasing them when they gain limelight and then we try to get them but by then it will be too late because other countries that have been responsible for their development will also want them.”
Ghana have struggled in juvenile competitions in recent years but for the U-20 side’s World Cup feat in 2009.