Manchester City agree football development deal with Ghana

Officials from the country are heading for England as part of the exchange programme which is intended to benefit the game's governing body in the west African nation
Manchester City have struck a deal with the football association of Ghana to help develop football in the west African nation, with officials set to visit the United Kingdom.

The trip is at the invitation of the Premier League champions, who have agreed to allow coaches from the country to tap into their expertise.

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"The deal will allow coaches and football administrators to go to the Etihad Stadium occasionally for training," Kwesi Nyantakyi, head of Ghana's FA, told reporters.

"They have invited us to discuss issues of coaching, player development and the exploitation of commercial activities. We will meet their coach in charge of youth development and their staff responsible for commercial activities."

The programme will also allow the City officials to visit Ghana to see to other areas of cooperation. Nyantakyi added that he is looking forward to seeing some of the best coaches from both clubs and the Ghana national team leaving for England occasionally for training.

The visiting officials will attend the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.