Technical director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Bernhard Lippert has issued a rallying call to the country’s football stakeholders towards developing an identity in the game.
Speaking for the first time since his appointment a month ago, the German stressed the need for teamwork in developing the game in the country.
“Football is not so difficult because it is the same everywhere in the world.
“The only different thing is the organization, the structure and different kind of cultural education which is very important to develop a country in football.
“We have to find out the DNA of this country and that means we have to develop the national football philosophy of this country, ” Lippert said.
According to him, it will take more than his effort to help restructure and develop football even from the grass-root level.
“I cannot decide this and I need the help of a lot of people here to define the DNA.
“After that, a very structured plan will be followed to develop colts football, youth football and then it will be organized through the youth national teams to the top, he started.”
Bernhard Lippert replaced veteran Ghanaian coach Oti Akenteng as technical director of the GFA last month.
Before his appointment, the 58-year-old has served as FIFA instructor after earlier working with clubs like Bayern Munich, Deportivo La Coruna, and Leeds United in England.