Tennis News of Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Ghana’s table tennis top seed, Derek Abrefa, will defend his title this weekend at the National Top Eight Tournament at the Sports Hall, of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Abrefa, who won last year’s competition, will face stiff competitions from fellow national greats such as Felix Lartey, Emmanuel Commey, Bernard Joe Sam, Jacob Saikom, Emmanuel Asante, Ernest Mawutor and Ishmael Addy after their qualification from the four invitational justifiers.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, to announce the competition Mawuko Afadzinu President of Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) said, there will also be the female category which will see Lynda Annor, Hilda Agbovah, Afua Oforiwah, Beatrice Gyasi, Georgina Hackman, Hilda Agbottah, Eva Ampah and Augustina Baidoo competing for honours.
Afadzinu, said the winners of this year’s competition in both the male and female categories would pocket GHS 2000 and each participant will also receive an undisclosed appearance fee .
He appealed to corporate entities to sponsor the sport with the view of making their league more professional as well as plans to introduce inter college and Senior High School competitions into the sport.
Kenneth Ashigbey, Vice President said sponsoring the sport would not only induce the youth to nurture their potentials, but would also enable them earn revenue for their upkeep and their families.