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NSA clarifies that they only met Heads of Contact Sports on 22nd September

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The National Sports Authority (NSA) have released a statement dated 23rd September 2020 to clarify that only heads of contact sports federations were invited to Tuesday’s 22nd September 2020 meeting at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium.

The meeting was held to discuss the return of contact sports to the country following President Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement on Sunday 20th September 2020. Director General of the NSA Prof. Peter Twumasi spoke to the press following the meeting expressing his joy to see sports return to the country

“We are happy that the President has indicated that now all contact sports can come back not only for training but also to have competitions, that means that our athletes and players can now get themselves prepared for league, for tournaments and maybe international assignments.”

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“We met here all the federation heads to come and present to government their programmes for the rest of the year and then also beyond. They have also made some requests, some support for them to be able to come back and organise their competitions.” The NSA chief continued

“Government has listened to them and I am going to brief my minister [Minister of Youth and Sports] and eventually fowarded to the President for consideration on some of the recommendations or some of the requests that they have made.” He concluded

I will be recalled that that non-contact sports federations in the country had already resumed their training programmes hence their absence from the meeting.

Here is the statement from the NSA;

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Written by EDITORIAL STAFF

Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

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