COACH GEORGE Bankole, Technical Director of the Ghana Handball Association (GHA), has undergone a week-long coaching course meant to update the knowledge of handball coaches on the continent.
The course, which was attended by coaches from Gabon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Niger, Djibouti, Benin, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana, was to provide the participants with knowledge on the modern trends in the game to aid rapid development.
It was under the auspices of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAH), with support from the Handball Federation of France and the International Handball Federation (IHF).
Coach Bankole, in an interview, said the course had enhanced his knowledge of the sport.
He said participants are expected to share knowledge gained from the course with young and upcoming coaches.
Coach Bankole is one of the longest-serving coaches of the GHA and over the years identified and groomed many talents in the sports.
In a related development, the National Under-18 female handball team, picked bronze medal in a recent Africa Zone Two and Three Handball Championship played in Cotonou, Benin.
Ghana placed third behind Burkina Faso and Benin, whilst Mali, Niger and Togo placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
The competition was organised by the CAH, with support from the Handball Federation of France.
It was aimed at promoting the sport at the grass-roots level, by providing young players the platform to exhibit their talent.
The team is expected to form the nucleus of the national handball team in the near future.