According to the short man who is coming from a typical village in the Brong Ahafo region where electricity was extended to only a few years ago, he has made some families happy and will continue to serve Aspire.
“Kukuom” as he is often called by colleague coordinators said his area has not been developed like other towns and cities with good drinking water and good schools, but their footballers can compete and even do better than the city or town boys.
“We are from the village, we have no light, no entertainment, no television to watch, but we can play football. We also have a role to play in Aspire and we can play football very well” he said.
He hinted that the reason why there are so many colts or juvenile teams in the Brong Ahafo region is because they are blessed with abundant football talents. He was happy that the region also has four clubs in the Ghana Premier League; namely, Bechem, Aduana, Techiman and Edubiase.
However, Techiman City FC and New Edubiase have been relegated after the 2015/16 season, while Aduana, who placed second was a contender to win the league title and Bechem United won the Knock Out competition to make history and the region proud.
Okyere appealed to the media to tour the Brong Ahafo and see the soccer talents going waste because of lack of support. ‘not everybody gets three square meals a day’ he explained.
As a football fan, he wants Ghana to qualify for the FIFA World Cup again.
Dan Dorgbetor, representing Kintampo, Ofori Kweku William from Sunyani, Osman Yakubu of Wenchi, Yakubu Adams from Techiman, Albert Peter Atubigah from Lawra and Monica Achuadem of Tamale all confirmed what Kukuom said that there are quality players in the villages, but lack support and exposure.