African Games 2019: Abrefa appointed captain for Team Ghana


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By Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Aug. 19,
GNA – Ghana’s table tennis player, Derek Abrefa, has been appointed captain and
flag bearer for Team Ghana at this year’s African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Abrefa, is
Ghana’s highest ranked table tennis player in the world, having represented the
country in various international tournaments and also won numerous medals for
the nation over the past years.

Ghana would
participate in 14 disciplines namely football, boxing, athletics,
weightlifting, beach Volleyball, Badminton, Cycling, Judo, Taekwondo, Table
Tennis, Karate, Fencing and Swimming.

The 27-year-old
athlete, in an interview with after receiving the appointment said ”I regard
it a privilege to be appointed as the general team captain for team Ghana in
the ongoing African Games.

”I thank the
Sports ministry and team leaders for their trust in me to lead Team Ghana. I do
my best to build unity among all the players and I believe Team Ghana will come
out successfully and victorious”, said the bronze medalist at the previous
African Games held in Brazzaville, Congo.

The games are
expected to kick start on Monday with the official opening ceremony set for the
Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat.

Ghana will be
looking to bag more medals at this year’s games having won 17 medals at the
previous African Games.