UEW And UCC Share honors in Goalball at Legon 2020

UEW And UCC Share honors in Goalball at Legon 2020

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The University of Education, Winneba emerged winners of the gold medal at the Men’s Goalball competition in the 26th GUSA Games going on at the University of Ghana, Legon.

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When the competition came to an end on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the host team, University of Ghana placed second for the silver and University of Cape Coast (UCC) grabbed the bronze medals.

In the Female category, University of Cape Coast (UCC) took the first position, followed by University of Ghana (UG) at second and University of Education, Winneba (UEW) picking up the bronze.

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Mr. Philip Otuo, a member of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) and an official at the GUSA Games said he was impressed with the performance of the players and hope some of them would be selected to join the national team to represent Ghana at the international level.

He said the standard of the 2020 GUSA Games is very high and it is the reason many records are being broken.

He urged the Ghanaian media to offer some publicity to games like the Goalball which is very interesting.

Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal. The ball is thrown by hand and never kicked.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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