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|Title: ||Soccer Academy, Obuasi|
|Authors: ||Koko, M. Bernard|
|Issue Date: ||27-Aug-1994|
|Series/Report no.: ||2047;|
|Abstract: ||Sports is an important part of life today. The average person in many parts of the world has more free time than his ancestors did and more money to spend either on sports equipment for his own use or tickets to watch other engage in sporting activity.
Modern sports transcend the lawful recreation organised to involve not just the individual, to refresh the body and mind, but the involvement of his neighbours as well, to promote greater social interactions. Today, sports and especially soccer in Ghana has become a big commercial and business venture where its success depends on the generation of funds and capital for the provision of equipments and facilities for training. Sports has become a very lucrative avenue for employment not only for those directly involve with the game or sports such as professional footballers, basketball and tennis stars, but also indirectly creates employment for commentators sports wears and equipment manufacturers, agents etc. For a country whose fanatism and passion for the game of soccer can only rival that of the religious followings in commands in Brazil and the life and death attitude of the Italians, it is sad to note that in recent times, little effort has been made to encourage the proper and organised development of the young talents and potential that the country abounds in either by the government or the necessary authorities. To recapture its place as a sporting giant on the African continent a much more professional attitude and total nurturing and development of the talents of sportsmen must be addressed. In exploiting the individual’s physical talents, academic potentials, and education must no longer be over looked this affords the sportsman the option of working off the field or still contribute to his sport once his or her active playing days are over. For too often sportsmen especially soccer players leave school at the earliest possible age, sign away their education in the hope of glory on the field. Where these dreams are not achieved these once promising and vibrant individual end up liabilities to their community, and country.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1994|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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