The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) has launched the 9th Africa Armwrestling Championship dubbed “Accra 2018” in Accra.
Ghana was awarded the rights to host the event in 2017 after beating Morocco to the bid.
The championship, fixed from 26th – 29th July 2018, would see Accra as the host city with over 15 other countries participating.
Mr Charles Osei Assibey, president of GAF, speaking at the launch said it was a great opportunity for the country to host such an event.
He said GAF was happy with the numerous advantages the championship would bring to them and the nation as a whole.
“We at GAF, through the support of Corporate Ghana and direction of the National Sports Authority have influenced the growth by making it the fastest growing and the most talked about sports in Ghana apart from football today,” Mr Assibey said.
He added that hosting the tournament was, among other things, going to serve as a means to increase the interest of people in the sport in the country.
“We are beginning a course that would expand the growth and influence in Ghana, Africa and beyond. We took up to the challenge because we want to encourage participation by Ghanaians and Africans.”
The 2018 Africa Armwrestling championship would be held under the slogan, “Team work makes the Dream”.
Source : Adomonline.com