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African Center for Sports Studies opened at Zenith University

By Michael Abayateye
Former President John Kufuor assisted by other dignitaries to cut the tape to open the center

The first-of-its-kind African Center for Sports Studies in Ghana has been launched at the Zenith University College in Accra on Thursday.

The college which is founded by renowned sports journalist, Fiifi Banson, will deliver a diploma in Sports and Recreational Management programmes.

Launching the center was Former President John Agyekum Kuffour who lauded the initiative saying it would go a long way to help in the growth of sports in the country.

He added that, there are basic things that sports administrators and sports personalities must know and also they must be trained in order to act professionally.

He also encouraged the youth, especially to take advantage of the college and build a good career in sports.

According to Mr. Banson, the ground-breaking project would help the country immensely as many people are interested in sports and more talents would be produced.

He added that “talent without academia is not enough and all stakeholders must take advantage of the center.”

Programs to be provided by the school when admission begins include, Sports Injury Management, Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Journalism, Sports Medicine and Sports Law and Practice.

The lecture halls were also named after prominent sports personalities in Ghana and beyond including, Osei Kofi and the late Theodosia Okoh.

The event was attended by several individuals in the sporting fraternity.