How To Become A Professional Footballer in Ghana

Being a footballer is one who plays soccer professionally and plies his or her trade with a club.

A footballer also represents their native country on international duties whenever they are called upon.


Becoming a professional footballer is an extremely challenging task to do, and there are several aspects that a player must learn to be effective. Some of the defining characteristics that all professionals share are their desire to win, the motivation for quality growth, the enthusiasm to improve, and, most of all, the love of the game–these attributes are crucial to success.

How To Become A Professional Footballer in Ghana

This is a compilation of some of the critical features required to excel as a professional footballer.

  • You must understand what it takes to become a professional footballer
  • You must possess the motivation to play and strive hard
  • You must maintain an unparalleled self-confidence in your ability to play
  • You have to pay attention to your health and your lifestyle
  • You ought to appreciate the importance of Recovery
  • You must possess the ability and willingness to learn, tactical awareness, and a robust knowledge of the game of football.

There are some peculiarities specific to each age group that we must identify;

Seven Years Old

A 7-year-old child can have phases during which he or she completes a particular activity: he or she may abandon it for another action. Once told to do it, the kid grows sick of it quickly.

Eight Years Old

The child’s willingness to learn new techniques is higher than at 7. Many boys and girls love playing soccer. Their desires and priorities are quickly changing to various issues. Playing without control also results in disputes.

The 9-year-old likes to challenge him or herself. If it pleases the 9-year-old, he or she can practice once they have perfected the activity. The kid is an enthusiastic learner, so he wants to demonstrate what he or she has discovered.

Ten Years Old

The 10-year-old gains satisfaction from essential physical activity. They want to be part of clubs and associations. It’s the era of learning practical skills.

Considering the above observations, it is evident that the appropriate age of football initiation varies between 9 and 10 because the child possesses many of the skills that allow him or her to master football skills quickly.

You’d have to join a football club to become a professional footballer, either at the academy level or senior level and here is why:

  • Joining a football club presents you with  you the opportunity to improve yourself as a player
  • Football club offers you an excellent chance to play regularly, and playing regularly will help you improve significantly as a player.
  • You will improve as a person. Becoming a regular in your football team will give you added responsibilities and will help you to mature.  You’ll have to turn up on time, and bring your kit, and be prepared for a training session or a match.
  • Opportunity to make new friends. Joining a team will be an excellent opportunity to make new friends and benefit from their skills and experiences.
  • Opportunity to achieve your full potential. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a footballer, you’ll want to give it a go, and not wonder if you could have made it as a professional.  Joining a team will provide you with this opportunity.

There are a lot of things you need to understand before you become a successful football player. Your body and mind are capable of doing extraordinary things, and you can always push yourself a level farther than what you have ever previously achieved. Here are the top 15 steps that will help you become a professional football player:

  1. Have a strong motivation
  2. Possess a robust knowledge about football
  3. Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!
  4. Practice very well and smartly too
  5. Believe in Yourself
  6. Commit in 100 Percent of your effort to the game
  7. Eat Healthily

How To Become A Professional Footballer in Ghana

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