This Tuesday, December 6, 2011, after BREWANIASE, we visit with Mr. PUSUPU OSUM to another school.
A few more miles of trail to get there, then as the school Brewaniase an escort of school children would accompany us to the field where we were waiting for testing children.
There were about thirty children, ready to participate in this test. But the news of our coming and quickly spread to a nearby school children then came to join the others. Quickly we moved thirty to sixty children.
The football field is of poor quality I decided to use space better in school, surrounded by trees which made this meeting even more friendly.
Players ready, pupils of all ages installed around the field, sun, heat, almost all were living together for good times, it remained to see the quality of the game
The first children did not offer a good show, but after two small games of poor quality, the level has risen and students viewers have begun to appreciate as well. Applause, encouragement, everyone took the fun. As so often since the beginning of the pre-recruitment campaign, it is the youngest that offered a better game
Each time a child was adopted, the crowd around the field showed his joy. The atmosphere of this gathering was a gift for me.
4 children were selected, we'll see later with those already selected in the same region.
Very proud of them, when I asked them to come near me, to take photos, they quickly dressed in their outfits to school in helping each other, smiling and posing for their teacher.
The start of this school took place in the same way as we arrived, a crowd of schoolchildren around the car, smiling from ear to ear and bye bye along with hand gestures.
We will return also see them next time and I thank them all (children, teachers) for this intense moment.
Go to BONTIBO to finish the day.
LAST MEETING IN THE LAKE VOLTA TO BONTIBO
The day will end at BONTIBO, then return to Accra.
Again in a school organized by Mr. Lawrence, we arrived late and the children waiting for us, began to despair, some even went home. But our arrival did not go unnoticed, it was guarded at the entrance of the village and soon the children were returned.
Fewer children than in the preceding groups, about thirty, but still warm.
The implementation was quick, only the choice of space to the ground was complicated because of a soil in poor condition. The quality of the game, made difficult by the surface, the level of play was lower. That did not stop for one child to appear and be strapped in the tour.
As children's center forward, he prepared for the photo, changing rapidly, and all his friends made him a ban of applause, happy for him.
I thank Mr Lawrence and children present, a new time of great experience, even if the football played was less pleasant, because the desire was there.
The stay in the Volta Region has been completed, many children seen, some of selected and reviewed. Thank you on behalf of the JMG Academy to all those who were able to welcome us and very well prepared these gatherings.
Thank you to Edith, the cook of the Academy, for allowing our visit to this place
I take from two days in this region:
- Children who have always been highly motivated and with a smile,
- The friendly, warm and well organized adult caregivers.
We will return to perform new grouping in the future. Departure to Accra where we expected a rally Thursday at veni Dansoma
IN PRE-RECRUITMENT DANSOMAN DISTRICT ACCRA
After our two-day tour in the Volta region, we are back in Accra.
This Thursday, December 9, 2011, we have an appointment with Mr ABU to see children in a school in Dansoman. District Club LIBERTY, the first division of GHANA.
When we arrive at the school, the home is more suspicious than when we visited in Volta. We are in the capital of Ghana and Europe they see every day.
But my friend ABU comes quickly to greet us and quickly begin to bring schoolchildren. The coach talks with Mr ABU RIDISAN and brings together those players around us, explaining why we came to see them. Children smile and begin to prepare, but when I announce "No boots!" they look at me surprised and definitely think I'm crazy.
Despite this they prepare and settle quickly to the ground prepared for the test.
Immediately I am surprised by the quality of children's play, I've never seen a gathering of so many children of this quality. It made the choice much more difficult but the pleasure of coming in was also greater.
Again it is the younger showed the highest technical quality. There were thirty children, but we have to see them several times to make a choice. Less than laughter, more concentration, it was felt that these children were accustomed to competition, while remaining in the proper behavior. One of them stood out from the others by its intelligence in the game We selected 7, we will review with other children screened in Accra.
Surprised by the level shown I made an appointment with the coach for upcoming gatherings, in the vicinity of Dansoman, hoping to have as much trouble making a choice.
Thank you to Mr ABU and COACH RIDISAN for this meeting and see you soon.
Luc Guillou technical director of the Academy of Ghana