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Sports Minister wants closer collaboration between universities and National Sports Authority

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Kofi Humado - Youth & Sports Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Kofi Humado, has underlined the need for the executives of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) to forge closer collaboration with the National Sports Authority (NSA) to develop sports to a higher level.

Such a collaboration, he noted would help to harness sporting talents in the universities to become elite athletes to feature for the various national teams.

Mr Humado said these in an address at the opening ceremony of the 22nd edition of the GUSA Games at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

The 10-day event is under the theme “Ghana Universities sports, the bedrock of the development of national teams.”

The Universities of Ghana, Cape Coast University , Tarkwa  University of Mines and Technology, University for Development Studies and University of Education –Winneba, as well as the Institute of Professional Studies are competing for honours in soccer, athletics, volleyball, basket ball, handball, hockey, badminton and tennis.

Mr Humado noted that athletes in the tertiary institutions come with higher perspective, understanding and dimension to the sporting activities, adding that  they contribute immensely towards the development of sports – presenting new techniques and methods to improve upon performances in the various disciplines.

The Sports Minister, therefore promised that his ministry would give every needed support to strengthen the GUSA Games to enable it serve as the platform to identify sporting talents.

Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice Chancellor of the host University, KNUST, appealed to the sports men and women to take the games seriously in order to help the organizers raise a formidable team for the sixth African Universities Games in Senegal in September, this year.

Source: GNA

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