New taekwondo coach pledges to unearth talents

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mr. Jeong In Cheol (left) in a photograph with some of the students and officials of the federation

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

Interacting with the media on Tuesday, June 10, after his introduction ceremony at the St. Kizito School at Nima in Accra, where the GTF organised a demonstration for school children, Mr Cheol noted that Ghana had great potentials in martial arts urging parents to encourage their wards to learn the sport.

“Taekwondo is for self-discipline, good health and fitness as well as to provide avenues for schools, clubs and national athletes to engage in competitions,” he said.

For his part, the president of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Fred Otu Lartey who doubles as Treasurer of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) said the trainer came at the right time and had been tasked to unearth young talents to form the basis of the next generation of Taekwondo players in Ghana.

The event held at the St. Kizito School attracted lovers of the sport and dignitaries including the President of the GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah.

Speaking at the event, Mr Nunoo Mensah called on the media to support the lesser known sports by putting out more publications to encourage corporate Ghana to come on board to sponsor the least financed sports.