President of the Ghana University Sports Association, Ibrahim Tanko, says sportsmen in various universities have found their way of keeping in shape despite coronavirus restrictions imposed on school sports.
In an interview on Campus Exclusive, Mr. Tanko, who doubles as the Sports Director for the University of Development Studies (UDS), scored that athletes in the institution are still in shape.
He, however, hinted that the situation is not same in other universities where athletes barely get the opportunity to train.
“COVID-19 has had a very has really had a toll on GUSA in particular, and the World at large. We are doing our best regarding what we should be doing after the COVID except that we are in a situation where government has to decide for you and all that. So, for now there is a temporary ban on school sports and we are hoping that the government lifts the ban. However, some of the Universities have started doing something on their own.
“What I know about my university is that our athletes are still training on their own so it doesn’t really affect my university in particular except in some universities where athletes can’t get that opportunity,” he said.
With the growing concerns over the seeming inactivity of student athletes, considering the fact that universities have become the hub or source for national athletes, GUSA is putting plans together to ensure that these talents are being actively monitored.
Mr. Tanko added that there are training sessions currently ongoing in various universities, saying “the coaches are with them so that is how we are keeping them to be in shape before any other program comes in.”
He also said the Association is making efforts to rake in enough support from corporate organisations.
Story by: Eunice Young | universnewsroom.com