‘Athletes for AG not finalised’

Rev. Richmond Quarcoo, the Chef De Mission of the 2019 Africa Games in Morocco has said, they are yet to decide on the total number of athletes to represent Ghana at the 2019 Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco.

In an interview with the GNA Sports on Wednesday, he debunked rumors in the local media that, Ghana will present 95 athletes to the Games fixed for August 19-31.

Mr Quarcoo said, the International Games Committee was yet to meet to finalise Ghana’s quota and relay to the media, hence ongoing discussions were mere speculations.

However, the Federations were unhappy with the number of quota given them with the view that, athletes have started training and psyched their minds to be representing Ghana, only to be told they would not make the cut for the event.

Initially, disciplines including weightlifting, Taekwondo, Cycling were given a quota of athletes but reports are rife that, the quota given had been slashed to pave way for other disciplines.

Ghana won 19 medals made up of two Gold, nine Silver and eight Bronze in the previous edition held in Congo Brazzaville. –GNA

Black Queens preparations delayed

The senior national female football team, Black Queens is yet to begin preparation for their 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Gabon.

Coach Mercy Tagoe and her ladies have not reported to camp with just a few weeks for the game as they await the green light from the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The team has not assembled since the 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations tournament where they won bronze.

Ghana drew by in the preliminary round of the qualifiers and had to face Gabon who eliminated DR Congo.

Having failed to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, making it to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be the ultimate target for the Black Queens who are yet to make an appearance in the multisport competition.- Ghanasportsonline



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