Soccer News Tue, 14 Jun 2011

Inter Universities Beach Soccer Tournament In September


*By Sammy Heywood Okine*

Ghana’s coast has been an important place for fish

trading, goods trading and recreation. Compared to other beaches outside the

borders of Ghana, many of Ghana’s beaches seem to be rather less attractive

and under developed.

Folks living along the coast do not see the bigger

picture of transforming the beaches into a first class tourist attraction

and recreational source for everyone, thus, have left the sea to continually

feed the beach with waste materials that they dump into the sea. Inadequate

education on sanitation, toilet and dumping facilities in towns by the coast

sometimes justifies the indiscipline acts like throwing refuse and excreta

in the sea and the beach, by the town folk.

When our beaches are not clean, people suffer

illnesses like cholera, and the sea becomes a chaotic habitat for the


fishes, turtles and other sea creatures.

According to Victor Kwame Kafui, Communications

Manager Beacon Adventure Group, they want to organize a beach soccer

tournament is being organized to; create awareness and educate Ghanaians

about the need to keep water bodies and its coast clean, raise volunteers

who shall pave the way by cleaning every coast where the event is held, make

the beach soccer more attractive among the youth and to educate them on the

need for exercising and sanitation, promote tourism in Ghana by showing

tourists how attractive, fun and rejuvenating our coast can be.

“With the collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism,

Ministry of Sports and Education, Zoil Ghana Ltd, the media and the

universities, Ghana’s coast can be transformed into an economic cradle.

Moreover illnesses like cholera, river blindness, diphtheria shall be

avoided”, he said.

The main tournament on the 10th September, shall involve over 18


universities and institutions.

The Universities include; University of Ghana, Ghana

Institute of Languages, Ada College of Education, Methodist University,

Zenith College, Ghana Institute of Journalism, African University, Jayee

University College, Accra Polytechnic, Central University, Pentecost

University, Ghana Telecom University, Meridian Pre University, Valley View

university, Ashesi University, IPS, NAFTI, Wisconsin University and Ghana

Telecom University.

Over 1,000(one thousand) people are expected to

attend this event. The tournament shall be played by both males and females

and seminars shall be held to train and educate participants of the rules

and regulations of the sport.

The event shall be played on the coasts of Kokoloko

beach (Ada-Foah), Bola beach (Osu), La beach (La), James Town beach (Accra),

Kokrobite beach, Bojo beach.


Beacon Adventure Group shall award prizes to

players, teams, officials and other organisations who excelled or

contributed to the programme.


*By Sammy Heywood Okine


Solmert Ghana limited, a Takoradi based company engage in the delivery of

offshore/contract catering and hospitality to oil sector businesses, has

donated five thousand Ghana cedis (GhC5,000) towards the successful

organization of the 36th MTN/SWAG on July, 2, 2011.

A release accompanied with the cheque and signed by the Managing Director

Mr. Kevin Hall, said the amount was the company’s gesture of contributing to

an event dedicated to honouring sportsmen and women in the country.

This year’s MTN/SWAG Awards, the most looked-forward to sports event is

scheduled for the prestigious Banquet Hall of the State House on Saturday

July 2, 2011.

In all twenty seven (27) sportsmen and women will be honoured on that night

for excelling in their various disciplines.

The topmost award will be a competition between boxer Joseph Agbeko aka The

Fresh King Kong and two footballers, striker Asamoah Gyan and goal keeper

Richard Kingston.

Sports fans are supposed to text for the best sportsman to be part of the

awards. MTN has special prizes for the fans.

Mr. Danny Jordaan the C.E.O of LOC of the South Africa 2010 World Cup will

be the Special guest of honour. Other high profile personalities like

ambassadors and managing directors of top companies will be in attendance.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine