AFA President Osei Asibey pays courtesy call on Ghana’s Mission in Lome, Togo


Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Mission in Lome, Togo as part of his two-day working visit to the country.

He was met on arrival by the Deputy Head of Mission, Madam Adisa Yakubu who officially welcomed him to the country.

Mr. Osei Asibey thanked the Mission for their support before he came and explained that his visit to Togo was to strengthen Armwrestling ties between the two nations and explore opportunities for collaboration.

He mentioned that during his stay in Lome, he was scheduled to hold meetings with the Minister for Sports, the National Olympic Committee of Togo, the Director of the National Sports Council in Togo

He added that he was also to meet with the Togo Armwrestling officials to discuss mutual interests, explore potential partnerships for Armwrestling development in Togo, and inspect some sporting facilities in the county.

Madam Adisa Yakubu and staff from the Mission thanked the President for calling
on the Mission before he began his official visit.

She said the Mission was open to Ghanaians and they should not hesitate to call on them anytime they needed assistance when they visited Togo.

She wished him well in his dealings and assured him of getting a liaison between the Armwrestling Federation of Africa and the Togo Armwrestling Federation for exposure and collaborations in the future.

Mr. Osei Asibey was accompanied by Mr Godfrey Amarteifio and Mr Prosper Ashiquaye, Board Members of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Nii Otoo Larkyne, AFA Senior Referee and Head Coach of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation together with Mr Kenneth Odeng Adade, Head of Media at AFA and Ms Ila Kumah-Yeboah, AFA and GAF’s Visual Engineer.

Source: Ghana News Agency

AFA President courts government support for Togo Armwrestling Federation


Mr. Charles Osei Asibey President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) has met with officials of the Ministry of Sports in Togo to court the government’s support in Togo’s bid to host the 2025 Africa Armwrestling Championship.

The President and his delegation met with the Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports, Mr. Bawa Adamou, and the Secretary to the Minister of Sports, Mr. Agano Kodjo.

He was accompanied by the President of the Togo Armwrestling Federation, Oye-Bamiji Oyadoyin John, and his Vice President, Tchéri Adjogblé.

Mr. Osei Asibey explained that Togo had been one of the consistent countries in terms of participation and involvement in the activities of the continental federation.

He added that Togo was positioned to host the championship due to their commitment to the development of the sport.

Mr. Bawa Adamou, the Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports welcomed the delegation and mentioned that he was pleased with the discussion and assured the team of his support.

He me
ntioned that he was the CDM for Team Togo during the recently held African Games in Accra and was delighted with the performance of the Togolese Armwrestling Team, so it was refreshing that the country was being considered to host the Africa Championship.

The Secretary to the Minister of Sports, Mr. Agano Kodjo, apologized on behalf of the Minister for Sports for her absence because she was engaged in an equally important assignment.

He, however, mentioned that he would present the meeting’s outcome to his boss and assured him of the ministry’s support for a successful event.

They requested the necessary documents that would be needed to look for the country to confirm their decision on hosting the championship.

Mr. Osei Asibey on behalf of AFA presented a medal to the Sports Minister for her continuous support to the development of Armwrestling in the county.

Source: Ghana News Agency

AFA President inspects facilities in Lome ahead of 2025 Africa Armwrestling Championship


Mr. Charles Osei Asibey President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA), has inspected some facilities in Lome, Togo ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2025 Africa Armwrestling Championship.

Lome, the capital of Togo, would host the 2025 edition of the Africa Armwrestling Championship in July.

The inspection formed part of the AFA President’s two-day working visit to the country to assess their readiness and preparedness to host the continental championship.

The President and his team were taken around some facilities by the President of the Togo Armwrestling Federation, Oye-Bamiji Oyadoyin John, and his Vice President, Tchéri Adjogblé.

They first visited the Ominis Sports Complex which housed a basketball and tennis court and was the proposed venue for the championship.

They also inspected the Agora Senghor Event Center in Lome, which could serve as the main venue for the championship.

Mr. Osei Asibey and his team also visited some accommodation facilities the Togo Armwrestling Federation p
roposed and discussed transportation arrangements during the competition.

He commended the Togo Armwrestling Federation for their efforts in promoting the sport in the country.

He applauded them for winning three medals at the recently held African Games in Acra, Ghana.

He assured them of his outfit’s support both technical and administrative to ensure that Togo hosted a successful event.

Mr. Oye-Bamiji thanked the AFA President and his delegation for the visit and stated that his team was ready to host the competition.

He added that they would seek guidance from AFA and the Ghana Armwrestling Federation to help them stage an unforgettable championship.

The AFA President as part of his visit called on the Director of Sports in Togo and the Ministry of Sports.

Mr. Osei Asibey was accompanied by Mr Godfrey Amarteifio and Mr. Prosper Ashiquaye, Board Members of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Nii Otoo Larkyne, AFA Senior Referee and Head Coach of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation together with Mr. Kenn
eth Odeng Adade, Head of Media at AFA and Ms Ila Kumah-Yeboah, AFA and GAF’s Visual Engineer.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Obeng, Narteh are winners of the Greater Accra Super Zonal Badminton Competition


Francis Obeng from Presbyterian Senior High School, Osu (PRESEC) and Ivy Narteh from Osudoku Secondary Technical High School emerged winners in the 2024 Greater Accra Super Zonal Badminton competition held at the Ada Technical Institute, Ada, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Obeng defeated Desmond Billy of the Achimota Senior High School in the boy’s single division for the first place, whilst the later settled for the second place.

Edmond Mintah of West Africa Senior High School (WASS) and Julius Osabutey of Osudoku Secondary Technical High School placed third and fourth respectively.

In the women’s division, Nartey defeated Benedicta Teye of Tema Senior High School (Temasco) for first place, whilst Miriam Kemeh of WASS and Peggy Agyemfra of Achimota Senior High School won third and fourth place respectively.

Ten schools comprised 15 teams, with 60 students participated in this year’s competition, representing the highest in the five-year history of the competition.

The schools were Osu PRESEC, Osudoku SHS,
WASS, Achimota SHS, Accra Academy, Labone SHS, Prampram SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Kpone Senior High and Temasco.

The winners would be invited to represent the region at the Regional Schools Festival in September in the Western Region.

Mr. Yeboah Evans, President of the Ghana Badminton Association, congratulated the schools and students for their participation.

He said it was an indication that the sport was growing across the country and advised the students to take advantage of the many opportunities that comes with the sport.

Source: Ghana News Agency

FC Samartex, Nsoatreman handed tough opponents in preliminary round


Ghana Premier League (GPL) champions FC Samartex 1996 will face Cameroonian team Victoria United in the first preliminary round of the 2024/2025 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League.

With the first round set to begin in August 2024, FC Samartex 1996 would be making their debut in the Africa Elite Club competition against Victoria United, who won the Cameroonian Elite 1 Championship last season.

The Samreboi-based side would be seeking to replicate the group stage berth achieved by former GPL Champions Medeama in the last edition of the CAF Champions League.

The winner of FC Samartex 1996 vs. Victoria United would play against Morocco’s Raja Casablanca or Niger’s AS GNN in the second round.

On the other hand, reigning MTN FA Cup champions Nsoatreman FC would face Chad-based side Elect-Sport FC in the preliminary round of the 2024-2025 CAF Confederations Cup.

The Nsoatre-based side will be making their debut in the CAF Confederations Cup after beating Bofoakwa Tano in the FA Cup finals to win their first maj
or title.

New coach Yaw Preko, who has been tasked with reaching the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup, would be seeking to urge their Chadian counterparts to progress to the next round.

If Nsoatreman FC should progress, they would either face Algeria’s CS Constantine or Police FC of Rwanda in the second round later in September 2024.

The first round of the preliminary round is expected to be played between August 16 and 25, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Richmond Lamptey aims for success with Rwandan side APR FC


Ghana international Richmond Lamptey is hoping for a successful outing with Rwandan champions APR ahead of the 2024-25 football season.

Lamptey, who just left Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko, was unveiled by Rwandan champions APR after signing a two-year deal.

The former WAFA player took to social media to express his excitement over the move and his desire to achieve more success with his new team.

‘I am thrilled and honoured to join APR FC, a club with a rich history and a winning tradition. I am eager to contribute to the team’s success and bring my best to every game.

‘I look forward to working with my new teammates and coaches and to the incredible support from the fans. Let’s achieve great things together,’ he said.

Lamptey joined Asante Kotoko from Inter Allies in September 2021 and helped them to a Ghana Premier League triumph in his first season.

He also played for the West African Football Academy and was part of the Black Stars squad at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Côte d’Ivoire.

Source: Ghana News Agency