The PRO of the National Sports Authority, Charles Amofa has given clarifications on the reasons why this year’s National Sports Festival was postponed to a later date.
He explained saying that there were some challenges, which did not permit the occurrence of this year’s edition of the National Sports Festival.
The PRO also added that this year’s edition was halted to allow management to make a very good selection and preparation for the All African Games Championship next year in Morocco.
“We want to put structures in place to organize a very successful event. We want to take our time to raise a standing team to get a very good selection for the championship”, he emphasized.
He also stated that there were clashes with the timing of the National Sports Festival and other schedules of the players.
They informed management’s decision to reschedule National Sports Festival to a later date.
“The children have another game during the same time the National Sports Festival was scheduled. We can’t have two games at the same time”, he stressed.
To have ample time to plan a very good program, the Chairman of the National Planning Committee, Prof. Pufah has also supported this course.
“We have to pay a visit to Cape to ensure that all preparations have been made. We do not want what happened in Kumasi to repeat itself. We are looking at 12 disciplines this year namely, basketball, volleyball, Taekwondo, Boxing, Table tennis, wheelchair basketball. We want to give athletes and officials maximum comfort in terms of accommodation and food, good training sessions and matches. These are the reasons why we want to take our time to have a very good program”, the PRO ended.
By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)