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Gailing’s blog: So far in Ghana

The past few weeks in Ghana has been awesome and also served as a learning curve for me. The country is endowed with massive cultural trait and I must admit I have learnt a lot about the way of life of the people in the capital especially.

My favorite local food is the locally boiled food I’m told is called yam. My host family has been very nice to me and we’ve had a lot of fun together.

I started working with Rite Multimedia officially on Monday 15 August and the work schedule has been pretty interesting. I have a schedule with young kids whom I train every Monday-Thursday at the Aviation Social Centre and then move to train a passionate young crop generation of St Joseph’s School at Adabraka. Their enthusiasm and desire to learn the basics of the game is highly commendable.

At the moment I am working on the practice plans for my coaching clinic which starts next month.  I’m also formulating drills and procedures which will fit the style of play here. I’m also taking notes of the common mistakes made on the courts and devising strategies on how to effectively fix it. I am happy that I can stay here and I am looking forward to travelling outside the city to see and work all over the country.

I also had a real opportunity of appearing on a popular Metro Television show with the editor of this website, Patrick Akoto, to talk about my mission in Ghana. I must I admit I was a bit nervous but it was a great experience.

Friday August 19, marked another landmark for me as I helped the technical Director of an Under-18 basketball championship for communities in the Greater Accra region, Mathias Ocloo to screen the players who will be participating in the championship on Saturday August 27 at the centre court of the International Central Gospel Church.

There is more to come and I’m looking forward to the days ahead.

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