Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has revealed that 'gridiron', a popular sports played in America and known by many 'American football' will soon be introduced to schools in Ghana.
The Minister made these known while addressing Journalists in Accra on Wednesday.
Explaining further, the Sports Minister said "We are excited to introduce this new sport to our children in the schools"
The Minister hinted that the sports is being spearheaded by Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia.
He also revealed that Dr. Bawumia partnered the NFL to hold a special talent development among some ten (10) selected schools in Ghana last year.
“The partnership with the NFL continues and later this year, the number of participating schools is expected to increase in the 2nd edition of the developmental NFL Flag Football Competition, which will also select the best players for next year’s Pro Bowl.”
He added that ten (10) young Ghanaians were also chosen to represent Africa at the 2023 Pro Bowl, a special tournament which precedes the famous Super Bowl.
"Remarkably, these young Ghanaians placed 4th behind experienced participants like the USA, Mexico and Australia"
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith