Black Challenge to stage demonstration on Monday


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By Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Oct. 12, GNA – Members of the National
Amputee football team, the Black Challenge, are plotting to stage a
demonstration against the Ministry of Youth and Sports on Monday, October 15,
to register their frustration over refusal to fund the team’s participation in
the 2018 Amputee World Cup in Mexico.

The demonstration would see the players and
technical members of

By Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Oct. 12, GNA – Members of the National
Amputee football team, the Black Challenge, are plotting to stage a
demonstration against the Ministry of Youth and Sports on Monday, October 15,
to register their frustration over refusal to fund the team’s participation in
the 2018 Amputee World Cup in Mexico.

The demonstration would see the players and
technical members of national team and other Persons with Disability (PWDs)
march towards the seat of government to register their displeasure and neglect
suffered over the years.

“No one cares about us, so we too we care less
about whether the police is informed or not. We have the right to demonstrate
and no one can take it away from us,” some of the players charged.

The Black Challenge are billed to represent
Ghana at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico from October 24 to November
5, but the trip is in limbo, as Sports Ministry’s is yet to show any commitment
towards funding the trip.

The players, currently training at the Arts
Centre on non-residential basis, are at a fix over the trip though determined
to raise the flag of Ghana high, if measures are put in place.

Ghana has been tipped to thrive in upcoming
tournament considering the high number professional amputee players despite
being handed a tough group opponents, which includes Argentina, Italy and
France.

GNA


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