Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) Chairman, Alhaji Abu Hassan Mahamadu Rhyzo has charged Chairpersons of the District Football Associations (DFAs) in the region to collaborate with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other key stakeholders in the planning of their activities in order to achieve their set objectives.
He said a close association with institutions whose day-to-day activities touches on football will be a positive resolve to succeeding in their quest to develop the game especially at the grassroots. Alhaj Rhyzo made these remarks when speaking at the inauguration of the Tolon District Football Association in Tolon last Saturday. The RFA Chairman reiterated the fact that a great percentage of Juvenile and Third Division players are minors who fall under the jurisdiction of the GES. Hence, the need for harmony in working with the GES and other stakeholders to ensure the proper development of the kids.
Alhaji Rhyzo also mentioned the District Assemblies, Security Agencies, National Ambulance Service, Traditional rulers, NGOs, Parents and the Business Community as key stakeholders that DFAs should collaborate with, in their respective districts so as to get the needed support to see to the implementation of their programs.
The RFA Chairman, who is a former CEO of Division One side Guan United (now Tamale City) also used the opportunity to appeal to Clubs and Communities to eschew violence and rowdyism which has the potential of driving away prospective investors.
He ended his address by encouraging all clubs with challenges to always channel their grievances through the District Chairmen for redress since the doors of the RFA are always wide open to receive them.
For his part, Chairman of the Tolon District Football Association, Ibrahim Adam appealed for support from benevolent individuals and institutions to develop football in the Tolon District.
The ceremony also saw the swearing in of members of the executive council to steer the affairs of football development in the Tolon District for the next three years. They include:
- Adam Ibrahim -Chairman
2.Yakubu Haruna ( Vice Chairman )- Juvenile Slot
3.Muniru Abdul-Latif – Juvenile
4. Abdulai Abdul-Latif – Division Three slot
5. Alidu Nashiru – Division Three slot
6.Godwin A. Apullah – Division Three slot
7. Mohammed Iddrisu – Players rep
8. Haruna Yussif – Women slot
9.Fuseini Seidu – Women slot
10. Mohammed Saani – referees slot
11.Vugmaaya Amin – referees slot
Source: NRFA Communications Bureau/www.northernrfa.org