The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed has tasked the team of fencers representing Ghana in the ongoing Africa Senior Championships in Cairo, Egypt remain disciplined and committed as they aim to win laurels for the country.
Dr. Ahmed gave the advice when he bid the team farewell ahead of what happens to be the team’s maiden international championship.
“As representatives of Ghana, uphold virtues of discipline, humility, honesty, hard work and hospitality which are characteristics of Ghanaians.”
Accompanied by the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr. Joe Kpenge, the minister wished the team with six players well and hoped they start on a winning note by bringing laurels home.
On his part, Mr. Kpenge urged the fencers not be discouraged at the level of support in terms of funds because the NSA is currently going through tough times but added that ‘better days are ahead so manage with whatever you are given.’
President of the Ghana Fencing Association (GFA), Mr. Mahadi Mohammed, thanked the Minister and the NSA boss for the support and promised to make Ghana proud.
The competition, he said, will serve as a trial for the upcoming 11th All Africa Games and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Ghana is represented by five males and a female and will be competing in the Epee team and individual events.
By Naa Kwaamah Ankrah