“I was shocked when I heard the message, but I am also very happy and thank all the big men in Ghana Sports who are thinking of the athletes” the top seed said.
“We need to prepare adequately before we can face international opponents who has been given all the exposure, even I have to go to China to get some few technical tips before the Commonwealth Games. I want to win a medal, I want to leave a legacy in Table Tennis, I want to win the SWAG award again” he said.
Mr. Richard Akpokavie, General Secretary of the GOC said the grant is a form of scholarship to aid the athletes in their preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The athletes who got the grants are Emmanuel Dasor and Atsu Nyamadi - Athletics, Derek Abrefa-Table Tennis, Mohammed Azumah-Boxing, Grace Atipaka-Badminton, Richmond Osarfo-Weightlifting and Felix Acheampong-Para Sports.
The GOC GS said, the initiative was in “pursuant to the applications received from Federations in respect of the Commonwealth Games grant.
“As indicated earlier each athlete is entitled to the equivalent of a maximum of £5,000 for preparation towards the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
By Sammy Heywood Okine