Managers, officials and key stakeholders have been advised to embrace sports nutrition and psychology in order to develop the standard of professional women’s football in Ghana.
According to Dr Kweku Laast, a sports health expert, this will help develop the game in Ghana and help the country to achieve greater success in the international arena.
He made this known at a seminar in Accra for officials from Ghana’s women football teams.
The seminar was organized by Betway Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana League Club’s Association (GHALCA) as part of the company’s Betway Up programme which seeks to uplift and support sports teams in Ghana.
Speaking on the theme of sports science and nutrition, Dr Laast, said sleep, for example, is sometimes taken for granted but is very necessary for success in all sporting endeavours.
He advised team managers to provide for their players’ nutritional needs, especially those on national assignments. He advised that teams on international assignments should travel with their own food supplies as meals served in foreign lands may affect performance.
“They can beat you intentionally,” he said. “They can sabotage you by giving you the wrong [food]. And you won’t do well on the field,” he stated.