The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), the sole body mandated to promote and develop the sport of Armwrestling in Ghana is set to train the technical officials from the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA).
GUSA at their last meeting resolved to include Armwrestling in their games after a convincing presentation by GAF.
To spread the sport in the member universities, Mr Husseini Akuetteh Addy, Technical Director of GAF will engage the technical team from GUSA to introduce them to the sport and take them through the basic rules of the games.
This will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Ghana Communication Technology University in Accra.
Mr. Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko, President of GUSA explained that after series of engagement with the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, they are pleased to include the sport of armwrestling in their activities.
He said the University Sport Association will engage its members in a Championship scheduled to take place in the last quarter of the year.
“Our technical team needs to be trained in the rules of the game so that they can also train and prepare their athletes for the championship,” he said.
President of Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Mr Charles Osei Asibey, thanked the Executive body of GUSA for admitting Armwrestling into GUSA Games.
He said this was a step in the right direction for developing and promoting the sport at the tertiary level adding “…we created the Campus Rumble and Tertiary Battles for Ghana universities, and now that the sport will be officially known to the students, we therefore can have more participation especially as we continue to prepare for the 2023 Africa Armwrestling Championship and the Africa Games which has been rescheduled to 2024.”
Mr Osei Asibey who also doubles as the President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa added that “this falls in line with the Federation Training of the Trainer program and with our partners will continue with the aggressive development of the sport in making it the sport of choice and have influence in Africa.”
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