Accra� Mungu Rainbow Sports Academy of Ghana has undertaken a cleanup exercise at some portions of the Dansoman Beach in Accra as part of their preparations towards their participation in the Norway Cup.
The Mungu Rainbow football team is taking part in the Norway Cup tournament scheduled from July 29 to August 6, under the theme: Clean and Safe Environment among Footballers.
The exercise was undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Elvis Collection, a private plastic waste collector.
The Mungu Rainbow football team was able to clean and collect waste of over 800 kilograms and these included: plastic bottles, foams, spoilt fishing nets, plastic bags, and pieces of woods, among others at the beach.
Edward Frimpong, the Assistant Captain of the team in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the exercise has been helpful and they as footballers have changed their behaviour towards the environment and actualised their intension by participating in this activity.
Mr Samuel Mantey, one of the fishermen around the area, said it was an eyesore to see heaps of plastic waste along the beach and called on the government to put in place appropriate measures to curb the situation.
He commended the Mungu Rainbow football team for their effort in cleaning the beach saying this would give residents some relief.
The Mungu Football Club was formed through a keep fit initiative as an experimental approach by FFP, and after a year, registered with the District Football Association to play in the District League in Ghana.
The Club has created an opportunity for students in Mallan and Gbawe communities in Accra to participate in extra-curricular activities and explore their potentials in sports.
Source: Ghana News Agency