President of the Ghana Cricket Association, William Ampofo has encouraged the regional Associations to form clubs to help develop women Cricket in Ghana.
Women Cricket, unlike the men, is yet to get to its peak in Ghana as the GCA continues their development programs in the various basic schools across the country.
In January 2018, Ghana’s female national Cricket team hosted the 2nd edition of the ACA/NWA female tournament and placed 2nd. Ghana who managed a third place at the maiden tournament in the Gambia, triumph over Sierra Leone and Gambia but lost to Nigeria in the 3-day tourney held at the Achimota Cricket Oval.
The display of the ladies selected from Accra, Kumasi, Obuasi, Bechem and Cape Coast is evident enough of a bright future for Women Cricket in Ghana.
However, Prof. Ampofo, in an interview with the media, pledged the GCA’s coaching supports to these clubs once they are formed.
“We will encourage the formation of more clubs in Accra, Obuasi, Cape Coast, Ho, Koforidua, and Takoradi, where we have young players in the schools. Because when you have the clubs, then more people will understand the game and more talents will be unearthed, then we can provide coaching supports. So that’s where we hope that the game will grow from.”
The regional Associations are believed to have the requisites to form the clubs as they have already been taken through the various CAP modules, by the GCA development officers.
The ACA/NWA women tourney which was last held in 2015 is expected to be an annual event in the North West Africa region.