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“Stop Spending Senselessly on Black Stars and Invest in Other Sports” – Nana Aba Anamoah Tells Sports Ministry

Ghanaian media personality, Nana Aba Anamoah, has urged the Ministry of Youth and Sports to invest more in sports other than football, following the impressive performance of Ghana’s junior and lesser-funded teams at the ongoing African Games in Accra.

Nana Aba’s call comes in the wake of Ghana’s success in various sports disciplines at the games. The Ghanaian under-20 male and female teams both secured gold medals, as did the female hockey team, while the arm wrestling team amassed an impressive 41 medals for the country. Additionally, Ghana clinched four gold medals in boxing, and both male and female high jumpers secured gold medals. Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah also won gold in the 200m race.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars, Ghana’s senior national football team, suffered a 2-1 defeat to Nigeria in an international friendly match.

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In her statement, Nana Aba emphasized the need to stop referring to these sports as “lesser-known” and instead recognize them as “less funded,” highlighting the disparity in funding and support compared to football. She argued that the success of Ghana’s junior teams at the African Games, achieved without the same level of financial investment as the Black Stars, underscores the importance of investing in a wider range of sports.

Nana Aba’s call reflects a growing sentiment among sports enthusiasts in Ghana, who believe that diversifying investment in sports will not only promote talent development but also enhance the country’s chances of success in various international competitions.

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