Apowa (W/R) May 2, GNA - The Western Regional Annual Inter-District Under-12 Primary School Boys and Under-15 Junior Secondary School Girls soccer Championship opened on Monday at Apowa near Takoradi. All the eleven Districts of the Region are taking part in the five-day competition.
Mr Kwesi Biney, Ahanta West District Chief Executive in an opening address asked sportsmen to combine their talents with discipline to enable them excel in their chosen fields. He said that, "The world's most successful sports men and women have attained higher laurels because they combined their talent with discipline".
Mr Biney said some good sportsmen have flopped as a result of indiscipline and indiscretion. He told the participants that, "These two attributes are very essential components of our life. Take these away and you are empty, no matter how talented you might be". Mr Biney urged the participants to take their studies seriously whilst engaged in sports since they would require academic excellence to achieve greater heights.
He gave the assurance that government would provide the necessary materials to facilitate teaching and learning in schools. 02 May 05