TENNIS enthusiast and sponsor of the flagship McDan Open, Mr. Daniel McCauley has tasked the players that would represent Ghana in the upcoming All African Games to ensure they win laurels at the event.
He was speaking when the players, accompanied by officials from the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF), yesterday paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Accra.
The visit was to officially inform the sponsor of their trip and seek for his counsel as they hope to make the nation proud at Congo Brazzaville.
He stated that, “it is important for you to approach the games with the right attitude to ensure to win medals for the country,” he stated.
According to him, excelling at the All African Games would serve as an indication that tennis is gradually gaining some strives in the country.
After the All African Games he said, the winners of the McDan Open would be sent to Morocco for two weeks intensive training.
“When they return from Morocco, there would be a justifier in the country to prepare them for the Davie Cup and ensure they make the nation proud,” he stated.
This he stressed is part of efforts to develop tennis in the country and promised to make the McDan Open more attractive and competitive.
“We wish to put measures in place to ensure that we get tennis champions from Ghana at the international stage,” he disclosed.
The six players, to represent Ghana include Japhet Bagerbaseh, Francisca Nyarko, George Darko, Benjamin Fumin, William Agrago and Cate Coleman.
Meanwhile, the leader of Ghana’s delegation for the All Africa Games, Saka Acquaye, has confirmed to Starr Sports Ghana’s contingent for the quadrennial tournament will depart Accra for Brazzaville, Congo via a chartered flight today.
The 11th edition of the multi-sports event which kicks off in 10 days’ time will see over 50 African countries participating.
Ghana is expected to make the trip with over 300 athletes and officials who will compete in 16 disciplines. Acquaye has been explaining the reason behind Ghana’s early departure.
By Michael D. Abayateye