Golfers to show solidarity to Xenophobic attack victims

The 25th South African Independence Day Golf Competition to be hosted by the Celebrity Golf Club would be used to unite and express solidarity following the current xenophobic attack in South Africa.

Captain of the club, Francis Akwasi Opoku therefore called on Ghanaians and the entire continent to come together in a sporting atmosphere to condemn the menace.

“We are aware of the violence in South Africa and are sensitive to the sufferings of the people. It is therefore important to use the event to show love to all Africans,” he stated.

In effect he said, the event would be dubbed “One Africa, One People and One Destiny” to drum home the call to let love reign among Africans.

The event organised by the club in collaboration with the South African High Commission and Global Media Alliance would attract several countries including Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Mr. Opoku stated that this year’s edition would seek to unite Africans through golf, expecting close to 100 golfers across the country and representatives from the various embassies to attend.

Notable golfers would include, Former High Commissioner Benji William, former boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Justice Emile Short and captains of the various clubs.

Meanwhile, Alian Bibah won the recently held Coca cola monthly medal with a net score of 65.

He was followed by K. Rosha for the second position while Lindley Witbao settled for the third position in the men division.

Joyce Aronson came tops in the ladies event while Leticia Amponsah Mensah and Mercy Werner settled for the first and second runner-up positions respectively.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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