Produce world class athletes -GOC charges coaches

Ben Nunoo Mensah

Ben Nunoo Mensah

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has charged coaches of the various National Sports Federations (NSFs) to work hard to churn out top class athletes for the country.

But in doing so, The GOC said it was important for the sports authorities to also prioritise the wellbeing of the coaches.

Consequently, the GOC has urged the coaches to unite in order to demand for better conditions of service that will make them stable and fully concentrated on their tasks.

This came to light on Monday when the coaches met with the leadership of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) at its secretariat in Accra.

The meeting, led by the GOC president, Ben Nunoo Mensah was aimed at soliciting the concerns and problems of the coaches who play key roles in the development of sports in the country.

Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah acknowledged the efforts of the coaches in producing some of the finest talents that have competed for Ghana on international stages despite the poor and very tough conditions they found themselves in.

“Despite the tough times, you have been relentless but we must not continue like that. We need to know your problems and find solutions to them so that you can go about your work well.”

“This meeting was basically an open forum to know the welfare of the coaches of all the sports federations in the country. We mostly forget about the welfare of the people who spend their time and energy to ensure that we get the best athletes for Ghana. We need to make sure they are financially, psychologically and physically sound to be able to give out their best” he said.

“We plan to work with the NSA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) to give employment opportunities to coaches that are not employed.

By Enoch Ntiamoah

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