GAF boss lauds Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling in K’si
PRESIDENT of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), Charles Osei Asibey, has lauded the performance exhibited at the Ashanti Regional edition of Eagles Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge held in Kumasi last Saturday.
He said the output displayed by the contestants gave credence to the fact that Ghana had a spectacular future in the sport.
“The Kumasi championship was one of the most thrilling events as all the players zoomed into the fray having prepared tremendously well and loaded for bear.
“I think the country has a huge future – not only on the continental front, but the world at large,” he remarked, lauding the sponsors for their “remarkable support” for the vivacious sport.
Derrick Kwakye, known as ‘Asoka’ overcame a buckram competition from Bosiako Antwi to emerge overall winner of the one-day championship.
Having won in Brong Ahafo, Western and the Eastern regions, Asoka gave his fans a lot to cheer about as he out-muscled heavyweight Antwi Boasiako “The Punisher” in one of the most keenly contested armwrestling battles ever witnessed.
At the Janet and Sons Pub in Kumasi, Ghana’s best female puller Alberta Ampoma Boatemaa skillfully defeated fast-improving Yasmin Kadri 2-1 to win the crown in the female category.
In the 90+kg category, Asoka once again proved his first-class status as the king of Ghana Armwrestling by beating Fawzi George Saoud, a Ghanaian of Lebanese descent.
GAF Communications Director, Mikki Osei Berko, hinted that the quality of talent displayed was high and Kumasi had given GAF options for the national team selection ahead of the Africa Armwrestling Championships, coming up in Mali.
The Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling storms the Upper East regional capital of Bolga next.
BY JOHN VIGAH