11th July, 2014.

After the successful completion of the regional selection of young players into Tamale Utrecht Football Academy, the final search for new generation of talents was completed on Friday as thirty young stars will begin their dreams of becoming future footballers at the Kasagu Complex in Tamale.

120 young boys were selected from 120 colts clubs across the three northern regions as TUFA technical team creates the avenue for new generation of talents into the Academy after the first badge were promoted.

TUFA, a football talent initiative introduced by  Abdulai Alhassan and with support from its mother club in the Netherlands, FC Utrecht, seeks to discover and nurture talented under 13 and under 14 years male footballers who otherwise would have gone unnoticed and untapped.

The initiative runs in all the three northern regions of Ghana and seeks to bring to light the skills of these young and talented ones by giving them the platform to become world class football stars.

CEO of TUFA, Abdulai Alhassan, said in a release that “we expected to have an entertaining climax to this year’s events, especially when one looks at the caliber of display demonstrated by the young boys and during the tour by the technical team across the regions”.

According to him it was difficult to differentiate between players from the remote areas and those in the urban centers whom he believes have had some level of good training. H expressed his joy at the standard of football demonstrated by these boys and believes those picked will realize their potentials to the fullest.

The selected young boys will be taken through footballing skills and education as TUFA aim at giving them the platform to exploit their talents.