Lothar Matthäus to grace Bundesliga Football School

Author: Kweku Zurek
From L-R: The Deputy Editor of the Graphic Sports, Mr Maurice Quansah, Coach Eric Antwi, Chief Operating Officer of StarTimes Ghana, Mr Felix Ahonzo, Mrs Akofa Banson and the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Coach Oti Akenteng seated at the launch
From L-R: The Deputy Editor of the Graphic Sports, Mr Maurice Quansah, Coach Eric Antwi, Chief Operating Officer of StarTimes Ghana, Mr Felix Ahonzo, Mrs Akofa Banson and the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Coach Oti Akenteng seated at the launch

Former German captain and a 1990 FIFA world cup winner, Lothar Herbert Matthäus is among a list of high-profile personalities who are expected to be involved in the Bundesliga Football School, a project targeted at developing young footballers and coaches in Ghana.

 
According to the organisers, the Bundesliga Football School, which has been slated for between December 14 – 18, 2019, will provide 100 football players (boys and girls) between the ages of 13-17 years with targeted assistance in a series of training sessions and workshops, enabling them to showcase their talent.
 
It is a collaboration between pay television service operator StarTimes and the German Bundesliga. 
 
Coaches
 
Addressing a press briefing yesterday in Accra, the Head of Marketing at StarTimes Ghana, Mrs Akofa Banson said the training sessions would be run by experts including former German international Renate Lingor, a two-time World Cup Winner and two-time European Champion.
 
She said he will be assisted by other UEFA license A coaches such as Tobias Süveges of SV Werder Bremen, Arne Stratmann of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Bjoern Nass of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and the head coach of the Bundesliga Football school, Birger J. Nass.
 
"Ghanaian coaches will also benefit from the project which seeks to expose them to new methods of developing young talents and build a new working corporation as they work together with the German coaches," Mrs Banson said. 
 
"Former German captain and a 1990 FIFA world cup winner, Lothar Herbert Matthäus will also be in Accra during the period in a legends tour campaign to encourage the young talents and share his footballing experience".  
 
Application process
 
Mrs Banson explained that young Ghanaian football talents aged between 13-17 years could be a part of the Bundesliga Football School by downloading the StarTimes ON APP from Google Play Store and following the process on the homepage to register.
 
Registration for the programme ends on December 1, 2019.