Wrestling matches to herald this year’s Ga Homowo festival

HOMOW22Two wrestlers tango at one of the competitions organised by GAWA

Greater Accra Wrestling Association (GAWA) will organise two exciting wrestling matches to herald this year’s Ga Homowo festival.

The first event, which is expected to attract over 100 traditional wrestlers in Tema to compete for honours, would be held at the Tema Manhean B Park on August 5.

The competition moves to Accra on August 26 at the Laboma Beach where traditional wrestlers will showcase their prowess in wrestling against one another to determine whose back touches the ground.

According to George Mankatah, president of GAWA, the event would mark the Homowo celebrations and attract talents to the sport.

“We also hope to spot the best talents for the national cause, while looking out for new talents to take over from aging ones,” he affirmed.

He appealed to corporate bodies for support and called on the government to focus attention on wrestling. This, he said, would motivate the youth to have keen interest in the sport.

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