Ghana plot African domination in badminton

Thursday 3rd April , 2014 8:34 am

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The Ghana Badminton Association has announced its plans and activities for the 2014 sporting year. The plans will be dominated by participation in international competitions in both the junior and senior categories.

 Speaking to Citi Sports in an interview, the association’s General Secretary, Williams Nana Kyei (pictured), said the Commonwealth Games were at the top of the list of tournaments for the association.

“We are preparing for the Commonwealth Games and we have our seniors preparing for that.

“That is the highest competition for us this year but we have a lot more things to do. For instance, we have the African Badminton Championships in Botswana from the 20th to the 30th of April and that will help us prepare for the Commonwealth Games.”

He added: “We will also take part in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from the 16th to the 28th of August, 2014 . Ghana will be represented by Abraham Aryeetey. We will also go to the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana from the 22nd and the 31st of May, 2014 and the juniors will be there for Ghana.”

Kyei however said the lack of funds from the state would see them finding their own means of sponsorship to enable them carry out these activities.

Nathan Quao/Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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