Leadership of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, paid a visit to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) at the secretariat of the GFA in Accra as part of its routine meetings with related stakeholders.
The powerful GUSA delegation was led by President Ibrahim Shaibu Tanko. Other members of the executives included Dr. Dominic Otoo, Vice President, Timothy Mensah, Organizing Secretary and Ali Ibrahim, Financial Secretary. Mr Asante Forkuo, Public Relations Officer, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu and Baba Apidogo both co-opted members, were all at the meeting.
The introductory visit to the GFA, saw the two parties deliberating on issues of mutual benefits and how best they can strengthen the already existing relationship. Moreover, discussion on how best academics could be merged with sports to sustain a healthy relationship took place.
The GUSA executives also touched on how the GFA could contribute logistically and financially towards the association in its competitions including World University Games. President of the GFA, Kurt E. S Okraku ceased the moment to highlight how essential sports is to the society and how such a relationship could push football to the next level in terms of development.
Kurt Okraku also stressed on the need to bridge the knowledge gap by engaging stakeholders in order to impact knowledge on players saying, “the industry can glow if we close the gap even at the Premier League level”. President Kurt Okraku reaffirmed the GFA’s commitment to such relations, welcoming a reunion and to co-exist for mutual benefits.
Meanwhile, the umbrella body for Universities sports that’s, GUSA also visited Ghana Olympics Committee (GOC) President Mr Ben Nuno Mensah, to discuss relevant issues toward the improvement of Universities sports in the West African Country.