Monday 16th December, 2013Printable Version
Tamale, Dec.16, GNA “ Professor Maria Luisa, a handball expert from the International Handball Federation (IHF), has said handball was one of the most profitable games that could earn the country much money and advised Ghana to invest in it.
She said the game was more profitable than football and that there were fewer players of handball in Ghana compared to other countries and suggested the need for many youths to get involved since it was very interesting and lucrative.
Prof Luisa was speaking to the media in Tamale on Sunday after a training session with some teachers and coaches as part of a nationwide training programme which forms part of measures to promote handball in Ghana.
The beneficiaries of the training would intend extend the knowledge gained to their students and the youth.
Prof Luisa said handball was a complex game which required smartness and alertness with quick decisions to be taken in order to beat your opponent.
Mr. Nashiru Yakubu, Secretary General of the Ghana Handball Association, said the Association was carrying out a project in schools to teach coaches and teachers the game.
He said even though the game was young in the country, it was improving and urged the youth and students to develop interest in it.
He expressed worry about lack of facilities for the game and said balls for the game were very expensive, not easy to come by and urged the government to invest in the game.