Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, Sept 2. GNA – The Chairman of Greater
Accra Taekwondo Mr. Norbert Amefu Friday said he is prepared to do all it takes
to qualify Taekwondo practitioners to the 2020 Olympics and win medals in
Mr. Amefu, who organized the third edition
of the Greater Accra Taekwondo Open, where Jacob Quarshie emerged as the best
fighter, said with the skills exhibited and with adequate training and
infrastructure, Ghana will make a mark in international competitions.
He said “I will do all it takes for us to
qualify for the next Olympics. I have taken it upon myself to develop the
senior Taekwondo practitioners as well.
“Looking at the fights at the Olympics,
Ghana should have done better if we were represented in Taekwondo.
So we have
to start from somewhere so that in the next Olympics we surely be there’’.
Mr. Amefu, who doubles as the Norlympics
President, said Ghana started developing the discipline ahead of Cote d’ I
voire, but the latter is progressing because they (Cote d’ Ivoire) have a good
“We are lacking infrastructures to develop
the sport in the country.
If the right things are done, I think we will achieve
We must select qualified people for the art.
“Look at how Taekwondo is progressing in
Cote d’ voire, though we started the sport before them.
This is because they
have a good management team.
Our players fight without without modern
techniques and skills, which is very worrying.”
The chairman stressed his committed to
develop the sport in Ghana to its highest level.