Betway in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association organized a Capacity Building workshop for stakeholders in Ghana Women Premier League yesterday at the Movenpick Hotel. The meeting saw two holdings, the southern zone clubs represented in Accra and the Northern Zone Clubs represented in Kumasi.
The Ghana Women Premier League Leadership and Development Program was themed Governance and Operations, with the moderators giving essential knowledge to club’s representatives. Gloria Kafui Kuzo who doubles as a Sports Journalist and Administrator at Berry Ladies Football Club represented Berries !
Most of the discussions were centered on developing effective stakeholder engagement, need to have effective communication, focus on transparency, building trust, credibility and encourage stakeholder feedback. Some of the speakers that day also spoke on the importance of having a communication plan as a club. They stressed on the need for a successful metric, embrace technology, conduct regular review and continuously improve with new engagement strategies.
“The basic framework for developing effective stakeholder management included effective communication, constant engagement, monitoring, analyzing and identifying stakeholder needs. Stakeholders included playing body, referees, coaches etc. There is a need for all club to be properly licensed and follow all requirement from the regulatory body GFA, to prevent sanctions in the future. It is advisable to have at least one individual with adequate knowledge in licensing in your team to deal with all issues pertaining to that.” Gloria Kafui Kuzo narrated the training content to the media team.
“It is essential to have a copy of the CAF Club Licensing Regulatory Framework Framework (2022) and women’s continental club licensing criteria which focuses on medical care of player, player and child protection and stadium availability and requirement.” Kafui continued
GFA Secretary Mr Prosper Harrison Addo in his presentation emphasized on the need for a competitive league without any misconduct. Mr Prosper Harrison Addo continued by stating that the core values of football must be recognized and applied that they are friendly relations, human right and equality, neutrality, teamwork, integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance.
“There is a need to hold the strategic pillars firmly, they include improved infrastructure, capacity building, improvement in its system, bring the love of the game and having improved competitions from grassroot to youth football to elite level. What is the vision for your club moving forward? how do you intend to achieve it ?” Prosper Harrison Addo questioned and stated.
Source : Gloria Kafui Kuzo (Sports Journalist / Admin)