Mr. Jeong In Cheol, the new Taekwondo expert attached to the Ghana Taekwondo Federation [GTF] has promised to help unearth talents in the sport.

Speaking to the media after his introduction at St. Kizito School, Nima where the GTF organized a demonstration with school children, he said Ghana has potential in martial arts, and advised parents to encourage their children to learn Taekwondo for self discipline, good health and fitness, as well as find avenues to perform for their schools, clubs and the nation in future competition.

President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Fred Otu Lartey who is also Treasurer of the Ghana Olympic Committee [GOC] said the trainer came at the right time, and has been tasked to unearth young boys and girls to form the basis of the next generation of Taekwondo players in Ghana.

The programme at St. Kizito attracted a lot of sports fans and dignitaries including the President of the GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah.

He said sports in Ghana is coming down and everybody must help because day in and day out, sports programs are coming up and other nations are becoming better.

He called on the media to support the lesser known sports by putting out more publications and appealed to corporate Ghana to help financially.

Mr. Jeong In Cheol will be in Ghana for a maximum three years or a minimum of one year.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine