Handball coaches handling teams in the 2020 Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games are lamenting over the schedule of games in the competition.
The coaches believe that the arrangement of the fixtures is unhealthy, therefore, wants it to be looked at in subsequent editions of the games.
One of such coaches is Osabutey Tettey who is handling the University of Professional Studies, Accra’s male team.
Coach Tettey says that the schedule does not guarantee the players enough rest.
Speaking to UniversSports after their game against the University of Cape Coast, coach Tettey , although describing the game as a good one, was worried at the rate of injuries his team was recording.
The injuries, he says, are a result of the arrangement of the matches.
“There are a lot of injuries. Sometimes you play and less than 12 hours you have to play again. We have tabled the fixtures problem before so probably we have to revisit it,” he said
The UPSA coach further mentioned that it was wrong to play a number of games within a short period.
“Technically, you don’t play a match and the following day you play again. You have to rest for at least 24 hours. We complained about it and they said they will change it but up to date they have not changed it. Yesterday we played late in the evening, and today we have played again early this morning. The program must be spread so that we can get a day rest,” he added
Elsewhere in the women’s division of the sport, coach of the UCC side, Charles Obinpe, is optimistic that his side will win gold.
He said that after securing a 44-15 win over University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Story by: Abdul Razak Salim | UniversSports