In recent times, conflicts and racism were on the high side in several cities, most recently the bombings across the Nation which prompted the declaration of a state of emergency in some states within the country. Members of different communities were afraid, living in fear of conflicts, leading to violence, loss of lives and properties. This happened to a point where many citizens becomes anxious to what the nation is becoming.
To this effect, I became bordered to how the people can be united together, which lead to the title of this write up…can sport bring Communities together?
Sport as we all know can only be likened to physical exercises undertaken by people for some several importance but hidden in it are some vital importance of it which are not known to numerous. Sport as it may, has a great contribution towards peace building in a community and the nation at large.
Sport has a broader definition which usually includes an inclusive spectrum of activities suitable to people of different ages and abilities. By its very nature, it has a unique power to attract the youths, mobilize and also inspire them. Due to the intrinsic values embedded in sport like fairness, teamwork, discipline, respect, rules of the game; it becomes a universal language with a powerful tool which helps in the advancement of social cohesion to promoting peace, tolerance and understanding between people across boundaries with different cultures, religion and languages.