On then 23rd of March, the Ghana National Football Team will continue to play in the qualification tournament for the 2017 African Cup of Nations. In 2015 Ghana played two games in this tournament and won both, giving them 6 points. Ghana has also scored the most goals so far, with a total of 8. The qualification group also includes Rwanda, Mauritius and Mozambique, who are vying with Ghana for a place in the tournament. While the winner of the qualifier will go through, Rwanda may also qualify as a runner up based on rankings. Ghana’s fortunes look good right now, but it’s still all to play for.

We want the students we teach to have a well rounded education, and that means sport and exercise as well as academic education. For this reason, we try to provide students with sports kit and regularly organise football matches and other sporting events. Sports require a wide variety of skills and abilities, including physical stamina and co-ordination, teamwork and confidence, strategy and imagination. All of these are important in getting a job, as well as getting on in life generally. This is why it is important to train your body as well as your mind. Physical education can be fun and empowering, which is why we think it is so important.

We’ll be rooting for the Ghana National Team, and following the tournament, as I’m sure many of our students will be hoping to as well. If you want to, you can give one of our students a chance at being the next Asamoah Gyan by donating a football or some boots.