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26.06.2020 Athletics

GOC Boss, Ben Nunoo Mensah Reveals YEA To Support 1000 National Athletes

GOC Boss, Ben Nunoo Mensah Reveals YEA To Support 1000 National Athletes
LISTEN JUN 26, 2020

The Ghana Olympic Committee president, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah has revealed that 1,000 National athletes will benefit from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) package as they are waiting for the Ministry of Finance Package.

Speaking to Dr. Kweku Ofosu Asare on the ‘INQUEST’ program on GTV Sports+, he said,

“Sportsmen and women were very much affected during the lockdown and up till now.

Sports Media should be responsible in promoting the sports brand than indulging in negative news”, he advised

He further opined, “No positive sponsor will associate with a negative brand. So the media must turn their ways and work better. No one checks what uninformed young reporters say on the radio.”

He commended Hon. Isaac Asiamah and Hon. Perry Okudzeto for coming up with a package for the sporting youth.

Also, he said that there is much dependence on football and maintained that other disciplines needed attention.

He further mentioned, “Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games may be unfortunate but could turn up to be a blessing for some nations that prepare late like Ghana.

We can use the next 10 or 12 months to invest in our elite athletes who are medal hopefuls like our boxers, athletes, and weight lifters.”