Marshalls University Coach James Okine with pupils.
Radford University Guard Mohammed Bajigah with young students.

UG Coach Dr. Baba Samori in reading session

Marshalls University College Coach James Okine is advocating for more to be done to develop young individuals into good athletes.

He made this call earlier today when he and fellow Ambassadors of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship visited the St. Kizito Roman Catholic Primary School in Nima, Accra.

The UPAC Entourage visited the school today as part of the competition’s “Reading Project” which aims to inculcate the habit of reading in young students. The contingent donated books to the school.

The entourage was mainly made up of student-athletes from Marshalls, Accra Technical University (ATU), University of Ghana (UG) and Radford University College. The students took turns to guide the young pupils through reading sessions.

Speaking to in the aftermath of the event, Okine stated, “This is part of extra curricula activities and we have to encourage our younger ones to study and learn to become great athletes”.

Okine will lead Marshalls into the UPAC quarterfinals on Friday, April 12 at UG’s Central Court for a place in the semifinals. The team is drawn in Group B alongside ATU, Radford University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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