Ghana is set to embrace a new sporting discipline to following the introduction of Indian sport known as Kho-Kho.
The game which is of Chase and Run demands stamina, energy, agility, endurance is a complete game which covers all the necessary parameters to maintain the fitness of mind and soul. It’s a traditional game of India which demands low budget played by almost every Indian in its school time is in running gear to dissipate across the globe.
The interest of the game is rising and flooding across the world as various nations are approaching KKFI, IKKF and AKKF to pursue Kho-Kho.
The brain behind the introduction happens to be then acting president Mr. Johnson Gameli Kportufe is aimed at creating a platform for the youth to unearth their talent in the non-traditionally recognized sport in Ghana.
Mr. Kportufe who doubles as the Coach of Kho-Kho recently attended the International Coaching Camp organised by KKFI, AKKF, IKKF in India is working with high spirit to popularise Kho-Kho in Ghana.
With the prospering of Kho-Kho across the world with the announcement of Ultimate Kho Kho league during Burman lead Dabur and KKFI agreement and acknowledgment of Kho-Kho in the coming Asian Games and lots of International tournaments and International Coaching Camps by KKFI experts, Gameli Kportufe was in India with five athletes (3 females and 2 males).
According to Mr Kportufe in an exclusive interview with GBC’s Michael Okuley, The Kho Kho development plan in Ghana will be available on 2 phase.
”The first phase in training basic athletes. With these basic athletes, we are going to make exhibitions to make the game known to the Ghanaian people and youth.
We will then develop the game towards the school environment, organize a national championship and organize an inter-school championship.
After the development asks the Ghanaian National Sports Authority and Ministry of youth and Sports for Kho Kho Association Ghana. It was a very beneficial experience that allowed us to change with a nation that has a game that can become a popular sport in Ghana”.
Story by Michael Okuley