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Laryea Kingston lauds new GFA Juvenile league format as key to identifying young talents

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Former Black Stars midfielder Laryea Kingston has lauded the Ghana Football Association for inventing a new format for the juvenile league.

The competition was launched last week Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the FA’s secretariat in Accra.

The football governing body intends to identify budding talents during the season marking the start of a long term development project that would benefit the various national teams.

Juvenile football dubbed by many as “colts football” comes with a new format as the winners at the district level will face off at the regional level and to the national level which has been given a name as the national champions league.

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Laryea Kingston, who has risen through the ranks from colts football to the Black Stars underscored the importance of the latest format.

“Our time too, we had regionals as well. The team that will win the league in Greater Accra will have to represent Great Accra at the national level. Some of us were lucky to win Greater Accra league and then represent the region at the regional regional level and we won as well. So that was what have us the platform to reach the top,” The current Youth Development coach said.

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“After the tournament, some of us were invited to the national U-15 and from there, we gain the confidence to rise up in our career. I think it is very good that anytime the season is over, they have to go to different level and get the best out of the players all over the country,” The 40 year old concluded.

The 2020/21 Juvenile football season will start on the weekend of May, 7/8/9 2021.

By Haruna Mubarak

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