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02.08.2004 Football News

AASFA-Sakyi football club to employs a coach

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Juaso (Ash), Aug. 02, GNA - A newly formed football club known as Asante-Akim South Football Association - Sakyi (AASFA-Sakyi) is to employ a professional coach for the club in their preparations towards their participation in the third division ranks during the next football season.

The coach will be expected to prepare and transform the team from the third division to the premier division within a period of four years. To achieve the aims of the club, the Chairman and founder, Mr Kwabena Nketia Sakyi at the week-end organised football matches as part of a "justify your inclusion" at Juaso Secondary/Technical School Park that saw as many as 40 footballers participating in the exercise.

Speaking to the GNA Sports after the two days of 11 trial matches, Mr Sakyi said he engaged the services of sports masters from Prempeh College, Opoku Ware and Osei Kyeretwie Secondary Schools and with the support of the Juaso Sports Development Officer as co-ordinators for the selection of the players. Two weeks of publicity made on various FM radio stations in Ashanti and Eastern Regions attracted potential football players to participate in the justify your inclusion matches.

Mr Sakyi said it is his aim to establish a sports academy at Juaso to help train talented sports men and women in the country, and that he plans to construct hostel accommodation to house the students of the academy. He appealed to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to help improve the Juaso School Park by fencing and improve the grassing of the pitch to serve as the academy's training grounds and called on the Asante-Akim South District Assembly to help develop more parks Juaso for sporting activities. Mr Sakyi disclosed that the Sakyi family in the United States of America have decided to support financially sporting activities in the District as a mark of honour to their late father Nana Kwabena Sakyi, who was enstooled the Juasohene in the early 50's.

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