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02.03.2009 Sports News

St Peter's, EMIT Share NASSA Spoils

By Daily Guide

The Non Assisted Schools Sports Association (NASSA) annual athletics competition drew to a close on Friday afternoon with St Peter's and EMIT taking home the silverware.

The much coveted Boy's Senior High School division trophy was won by St Peter's with Action second and Mars third.  St Peter's girls made it a double by taking out the Girl's Senior High School division, again relegating Action to second with ATECO third.

EMIT Electronics won the Boy's Technical Division from ARS Technical.

During his closing ceremony address, Mr P. K. Asante, Headmaster of Action Secondary Technical School applauded all participants for their great attitude and harmonious behaviour.

"Congratulations to all winners and all participants.  All the winners were gallant and losers were gallant too," Mr Asante said.  "The fact that you are here is worthy of congratulations, thank you to everyone".

Event organiser Daniel Saka Acquaye described the two-day event as a great success and paid tribute to the schools that participated, but those that did not come were not far from his mind.

"I am very pleased with the event; the 9 schools that participated were very good," said Mr Acquaye. 

"But the schools that did not turn up must be sanctioned, CHOPSS (Conference of Heads of Private Schools Second-Cycle) and the Education Minister must act".

Mr Acquaye was disappointed that of 40 schools registered to compete only nine took to the track and field.  By imposing sanctions on schools that do not fulfill their obligation, they are more likely to field a team in coming years, ensuring a bright future for the annual event.

President Mill's much publicised announcement that sports other than football will become a priority for his Government gives many young athletes hope that they may some day represent their country.  If this meet is anything to go by, the future of Ghanaian athletics looks to be in good hands.

By Kate West