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Bono Regional Directorate Of NSA Introduces ‘Wu Shu’ (Military Martial) Art Sports In Sunyani

The Bono Regional Directorate of the National Sports Authority (NSA) over the weekend introduced two new sporting disciplines to nurture young talents and prepare them for National Team building.

The sports, ‘Wu Shu’ (Military Martial) Arts and ‘Muay Thai Boxing’ were inaugurated with their respective Associations and Federations to help unearth interested children from the Basic Schools and train them.

Mr Foster Kwame Opoku Boakye, the Regional Director of the NSA told this reporter that the Directorate has professional Boxers and champions as well as fundamentals to make training interested and easier.

The Wu Shu Art and Muay Thai Boxing, he said would widen the sporting net in the region and for the country, therefore, advised the youth to take advantage of those opportunities.

Mr Troy Robinson, a United Kingdom (UK) national and the mastermind behind the introduction of the Wu Shu and Muay Thai sporting disciplines said the areas have huge worth prospects as football.

He said the Muay Thai Boxing was a well-recognized sporting activity in the Olympic games and urged the Ghana government to invest in the sector.

Mr Troy, also a professional Martial Artist said the sporting disciplines were lucrative and huge money-making avenues in England, America, Germany and other European countries.

He disclosed his commitment to facilitating and ensuring interested children were well prepared to represent Ghana in international competitions and therefore called for collaboration between his outfit, the National and Regional Sports Authorities to raise funds for equipment and facilities for the Sports.

Mr Troy stated that the sports would also be introduced in 10 regional capitals including Accra, Goaso, Techiman, Tamale, Kumasi, Damango and Koforidua.

The NSA, at the sideline of the Military Martial Arts Sports also inaugurated the Bono Regional Table Tennis Association to scout potential young children and give them to the national team.

Mr Kwaku Frimpong, the National Second Vice Chairman for the Ghana Table Tennis Association said table tennis activities have gone down in the country for some time now and have led to increasing social vices among the youth.

He indicated that the Association has targeted developing 50 young players this year for national and international competitions.

Military Martial Sports Art in Sunyani
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Christopher Tetteh

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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