WISA Charities honours retired sportswomen

The Women In Sports Association (WISA) has asked the nation’s sports authorities to cul­tivate the culture of honouring her heroes in sports, especially women, after retirement.

Through the WISA Charities, the welfare body of retired female sports athletes and administrators rewarded seven retired athletes and administrators at its annual get-together held at the Accra Sports Stadium in December 2022.

Madam Gloria Commodore, President of the group told the Times Sports the annual event was one organised to recognise the efforts of the retired athletes and administrators.

In all, six women received spe­cial hampers and souvenirs.

They include Madam Ethel Jacks, a former African Table Tennis queen, Madam Elizabeth King, Vice President of the Ghana Hockey Association and former Chairman of the Womens Commission, Mrs. Joyce Mahama, President of the Women in Sports Association of Ghana (WOSPAG) and Madam Angelina Ocran, a former Sports Director of CEPS.

The rest were Cynthia Lamptey, a former handball player of the Ghana National Fire Service and football goalkeeper and Madam Christiana Dodoo also a former handball player and Secretary General of the Ghana Handball Association (GHA).

According to Madam Commo­dore, WISA has decided to make the event, supported by Ghandour Cosmetics, an annual event to make up for what was missing in the sports sector.

She expressed gratitude to Ghandour Cosmetics and ap­pealed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) to support WISA in the organisation of the awards to capture others that have not been recognized.

On behalf of the recipients, Madam King thanked the WISA President and hoped that her good work would be recognized and supported by the government and sports authorities.

Also present at the get-together were Mr Sammy Haywood Okine, a veteran journalist and Madam Rosemary Mroba Gaisie, a Direc­tor of WISA.


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