Coach Boadu eyes the best of Under-15

Author: Kwame Larweh
The Scouting team with the players elected from the Greater Accra Region exercise
The Scouting team with the players elected from the Greater Accra Region exercise

The coach of the national Under-15 team, Samuel Boadu says with the scouting process over, he is not going to focus his attention to selecting the best of the best to form the side to be prepared for the upcoming West Africa Football Union (WAFU) tournament.

Last week, Coach Boadu and a team of scouts undertook tours across the country to select players for the novelty national Under-15 team which will begin training at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram this week and having picked players who fitted the criteria from the justify-your-inclusion, the real work to build a team begins.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports, Coach Boadu said there will be three key signs they will be looking out for when the next phase of the team-building exercise gets underway and the emphasis will be on skill, talent and potential and knowledge of the game, including the basic technical rules.

“We would then grade all players according their skills, talent displayed and knowledge of the game,” he noted.
He explained that the best would be placed in the first group, with the second and third groups featuring players who are less endowed with respect to the game."

Contrary to the assertion that the process was not thoroughly done and thus there was no way to know the true age of players, the coach who doubles as the technical handler of Medeama Sporting Club, said the process was thorough as both traditional and orthodox means were deployed.

“There are signs and features that I look out for from these boys to determine their right age, and I am very sure about that,” he told this paper in an Interview."

At the end of the exercise which recorded huge patronage at all the centres, 250 players were selected and will be grouped in batches with each batch spending a week at training at Prampram for the final selection who will be prepared for the WAFU tournament in December.