Nana Akuffo-Addo says he will focus on juvenile sports football development when he becomes President of Ghana.
The 68-year-old is contesting the December 7 general elections on the ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party.
Akuffo Addo played active football during his teenage years in the Real Republicans team alongside Jones Attuquayfio, Addo Odamettey, Frank Oddoi and Edward Boateng.
Ghana is currently enjoying a good spell in football especially with the Black Stars mainly due to some solid work done at juvenile level some years back.
And Nana Addo reckons, the nation will see more success under his Presidency with the entrenchment of this juvenile policy especially in the schools where he has made a pledge to make Secondary School education free.
“I benefitted somewhat from school sports during my active days,” he told Accra-based Happy FM.
“We need to uplift the school sports. If you look at the countries that have excelled in sports or football, they laid a lot of emphasis on school sports.
“The facilities were made available in the schools to develop the talents and thatis how it begins.
“We need to do same here to improve our sports and that is what I intend focusing more on upgrading the school sports, it’s the one surest way of excelling in that sector.”
Akuffo-Addo was also a national squash champion in the mid 70’s.
He lost to Prof. Atta-Mills in his first attempt to become President in 2008.
He will however be coming up against the likes of incumbent President John Mahama, Abu Sakara, Hassan Ayariga and Paa Kwesi Ndoum in the December polls.