Ghana’s tennis team rewarded… For winning gold at AAG

George Darko and Wisdom Adzrago (in yellow top), receiving the cheque from McDan (far right)

George Darko and Wisdom Adzrago (in yellow top), receiving the cheque from McDan (far right)

GHANA’S gold winning pair in tennis at the 2015 All Africa Games has been rewarded with a cash donation of GH¢ 6000 (about $1600) each by Mr. Daniel McCauley (McDan) .

Mr. McCauley also presented GH¢ 2,000 to each member of the tennis team – including the coaches who traveled to Congo, Brazzaville for the games.

George Darko and Wisdom Adzrago clinched the first of Ghana’s two gold medals at the just ended All Africa Games.

They beat DR Congo in two straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the men’s doubles to clinch Ghana’s first ever gold medal in tennis at the All Africa Games.

An elated Daniel McCauley who has been making enormous contributions to tennis in Ghana, especially through his annual McDan Open Championship, hosted the tennis team at his residence on Saturday where he presented them with the ‘special reward.’

“I want to congratulate the players who made it to the All Africa Games and also those who won medals,” he said while doing the presentation.

“What can I do for them? I asked them to come and break bread with me this morning so that at least if nothing at all, I say thank you to them because they didn’t let me down. They also showed that whatever I am contributing to Ghana tennis, they will support me to make sure that we become successful.”

“It is one thing me helping and it’s another thing they not pulling their weight.

“But at this particular point, they have proved to me and given me more encouragement to continue to support them.”

“Those who won the gold medals, will be receiving six thousand each’. Every team member who made it to Congo, I am giving them two thousand cedis each, including the coach.

“And I know that they are not going to let me down and I will continue to support them.”

Ghana emerged with two gold medals from its total haul of 19 at the All Africa Games staged in Congo Brazzaville.

The tennis team managed to brave the serious challenges of inadequate preparations to make the nation proud by clinching the first gold during the games.

From Times Sports Desk

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