Seven athletes to benefit from GOC grant

Seven athletes to benefit from GOC grant


The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has secured £5,000 preparation grant for seven Ghanaian athletes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
According to Mr. Richard Akpokavie, General Secretary the grant is a form of scholarship to aid the athletes in their preparation for the Games.
The athletes are Emmanuel Dasor and Atsu Nyamadi - Athletics, Derek Abrefa-Table Tennis, Mohammed Azumah-Boxing, Grace Atipaka-Badminton, Richmond Osarfo-Weightlifting and Felix Acheampong-Para Sports.

The GOC GS said, the initiative was in “pursuant to the applications received from Federations in respect of the Commonwealth Games grant.
“As indicated earlier each athlete is entitled to the equivalent of a maximum of £5,000 for preparation towards the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
He noted that, “Federation Presidents should kindly apply for release of the funds indicating in writing what the funds would be used for.
It added that Federations would be required to account fully (with receipts) for any funds released to them.

"The money awarded is for the benefit of the athlete to assist in qualifying and or preparing for the Commonwealth games”. It stated.