Nunoo Mensah gets the backing of Sports Federations to stand for GOC president

Sports News of Saturday, 18 February 2017



Goc PresidentBen Nunoo Mensah

Ghana’s National Sports Federations under the GOC have proposed that the President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Ben Nunoo Mensah, becomes the new leader of the country’s Olympic body.

Eighteen Federations made the proposal at a meeting last Friday, asking Nunoo Mensah to take over the mantle from the Prof. Francis Dodoo-led administration to chart a new course for the GOC.

According to an impeccable source close to these Federations Presidents who were at the closed-door meeting, included Mike Aggrey of the Ghana Golf Federation, Herbert Mensah of the Ghana Rugby Federation, Linear Addy of the Ghana Football Association, Isaac Duah of the Tennis Federation, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah of the Beach Soccer Federation, Mohammed Shanoon of the Cycling Federation and Paul Atchoe of the Ghana Volley Federation.

The others were Emmanuel Tetteh of the Judo Federation, Kilian Welsh of Shooting Federation, Joseph Mingle (Kick-boxing), Theo Edzie (Swimming), Rev. Emmanuel Neequaye (Netball Federation), Frederick Lartey Otu (Taekwondo), Asante Bekoe of the Ghana Rowing and Canoeing and Godwill Agyeman of the Powerlifting Federation.

The source said members also concluded they would ensure that every federation played a part in the running of the GOC both at the board and the subcommittee level, should Nunoo Mensah be handed the mantle of leadership of the committee.