SPORTS, THE SOUL OF THE NATION
There are a lot of divided opinions and views when it comes to how a country is been govern and rightly so, looking at the different political parties and the things they have to offer. If one wants confirmation of this assertion, be very active come 2024 when Ghana’s democracy is put to the test once again during the elections. The tension is felt even among spouses with different affiliations. In all these emotions, kindly draw closer to a home you used as a case study during the election, and when it is time for sports, and you will understand why we consider it the soul of the nation. Among them are
Volleyball, Basketball, and Table tennis. These sports are interesting and fun, especially during sports breaks on Fridays when we all get to bring out sportswear and engage in these extra curriculum activities. Provisions are made by the schools to ensure all that is needed is put in place to make the event a memorable one. Our secondary schools have been graced by some of these fine athletes who chose these sports as careers and are still conquering the world beyond. However, beyond the school’s equipment and stuff, acquiring these sports is a luxury for the poor Ghanaian but for a few privileged fellows.
Boxing however is the sport of the street and as such is popular in Ghana. For the best of the best in boxing, visit Bukuom, a suburb of Accra, where both young and old day and night are engaged in this sport. It is easily accessible, not too extravagant as one can easily identify and so it solidifies togetherness among people both wide and near.
The number one sport that calms all and bridges gaps is the language of football. This sport is very popular and loved in the country. The beaches of Accra have their share of the game, and places that qualify as parks can also boast of this sport. Every corner of the country, starting from where I know, Madina, Dansoman, and Nima among others to different regions and towns have had a fair share of fine footballers sprouting from there. Occasions like the African cup of nations and the World cup are a sight to behold as you see all, and sundry put aside all to support the national team to victory. Tears, laughter, and joy are heard from the corners of every house. Interestingly, as soon as this event passes, then the rivalry begins. It tells you that we do not downplay football in Ghana.
Anytime, any day you want to watch and feel sports with the passion put into it, navigate your footsteps to Ghana, a true home-from-away experience.