The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the appointment of Abdul Karim Zito as the Head Coach of the newly formed national U19 male team, reaffirming its commitment to fortifying Ghana's youth football infrastructure.

This strategic move underscores the GFA's dedication to nurturing young talent and fostering a culture of excellence across all national teams, while also establishing a developmental pathway for Ghanaian players.

Assisting Zito in this pivotal role is Eric Bekoe, a former Asante Kotoko striker known for his experience, expertise, and positive energy, which will complement Zito's leadership.

Abdul Karim Zito brings a wealth of experience and a relentless pursuit of excellence to his coaching career.

Having honed his coaching talent at the renowned Feyernord Academy, Zito has managed some of Ghana's most storied clubs, including Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, King Faisal, and Kwaebibirem FC.

His track record includes leading Ghana to victory in the U20 WAFU Championship in 2020 and the U20 AFCON title in 2021, showcasing his ability to develop young talents into formidable competitors on the international stage.

Currently at the helm of Dreams FC, Zito has guided the club to unprecedented success, including a historic semi-final appearance in the CAF Confederation Cup, demonstrating his focus on player development and tactical innovation.

In his playing days, Zito represented GIHOC Stars, Juantex FC, Asante Kotoko, and Kumapim Stars, bringing a wealth of experience from both sides of the touchline.

Zito's appointment represents a natural progression in his coaching career, having previously served as the Head Coach of the national U15 and U17 teams.

With his deep understanding of youth football development, Zito is poised to lead Ghana's U19 team on a transformative journey, prioritizing the holistic development of young footballers in line with Ghana's football philosophy.

As Ghana looks towards a future filled with promise and potential, Abdul Karim Zito emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the next generation of footballing talents.

His unwavering commitment to excellence and his passion for talent development will undoubtedly shape the landscape of Ghanaian football for years to come.