Ghana’s beach volley coach, Moro Mumuni is appealing to corporate Ghana and individual to come to their aid a they seek to make the country proud through the sport.
Moro Mumuni, in an interview with Univers Sports, said that they were having a hard time securing sponsorships.
Whilst acknowledging that other sporting disciplines were equally struggling with financial supports, he believes that the plight of so-called lesser known sports was dire and thus needs help.
“We are trying but it is not easy. When we to talk to the management, they tell us is that, they are doing their best. You know sponsorship is not easy, even almighty football is crying and we are also doing our best but things are not working out. My message to all stakeholders is that, they should think about we in lesser sports because we are also Ghanaians and we are helping to keep the flag of Ghana high,” he lamented.
Speaking on how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the team, he said that the pandemic has disrupted their plans for the qualification of the Tokyo Olympics.
However, coach Moro Mumuni says that a lot is being done to psych up the players for future competitions and to help them stay fit.
“It has been a tough tournament. Since we started, our aim is to qualify for the Olympics but its unfortunate that the pandemic has halted our plans. I always try to keep my players psychologically fit and by the small chance ahead, I advise them that they shouldn’t give up,” he said.
He further indicated that players have been asked to train individually at home as well as adhere to all preventive and safety protocols to stop the spread of the virus.
“Because everybody is at home, I have asked them to train individually and stay indoors and make sure they stay safe because I need each and every one of them in my team after the pandemic, I don’t want them to risk their lives because of the game to get into any trouble,” he added.
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wiredu | universnewsroom.com