Ghana To Compete In 7 Disciplines At Bahamas 2017

Ghana To Compete In 7 Disciplines At Bahamas 2017

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Ghana would be participating in seven disciplines, namely: athletics, swimming, boxing, tennis, cycling, judo and beach volleyball at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas
Each discipline is represented by two athletes, making it a total of 14 boys and girls supported by seven coaches and five officials.
Emmanuel Nyan Plange would represent tennis while Rafiatu Nuhu would represent athletics with Kelvin Katey Carboo and Eric Tsatsu representing Beach Volleyball.
In female tennis, Marian Ibrahim would represent Ghana while Abeku Jackson and Kaya Adwoa Forson do same in swimming with Solomon Tagoe and Gabriel Tettey representing Ghana in cycling. 

Alfred Kotey and Philip Quartey would feature in boxing while Emmanuel Kemavor participates in judo.
Chef de Mission for the Games and President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) as well as Executive Committee member of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mawuko Afadzinu is already in The Bahamas. He would be assisted by Richmond Quarcoo who will serve as the team manager.
Also, the Secretary-General of the GOC, Richard Akpokavie, together with Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah, are said to be guests for the Games.
President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah in a send-off message challenged the team to make Ghana proud.
“My challenge to you is to make Ghana proud. We must bring joy to the hearts of our 25 million countrymen and women. We must perform at levels beyond the realms of the possible and prove above the shadow of doubt that this team represents a bright future for Ghana Sports,” he said.
He added that “It took significant sacrifice from the good people of Ghana to make this trip possible. This investment in you and in your future is made in the hope that you have greatness in you and are committed to work tirelessly to win laurels for Mother Ghana. 
“I charge you to be worthy representatives of the good people of Ghana. Dare and push yourselves to be the very best you can be. Let the world notice and remember you for the great impact you make at Bahamas 2017. Leave indelible impressions on the minds of the people of The Bahamas,” the GOC President emphasied.

Source: SHO