The appointment of Messrs Sahnoon and Walsh were part of a new policy by the GOC to name head of contingents to various teams well ahead of schedule to ensure early preparations for their respective competitions.
The list of team leaders, most of whom are heads of various national federations, comprise Jerry Ahmed Shaib, a board member of Special Olympics, Ghana, as Chef d’Mission to the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang next February while Albert Frimpong, presidents of the Ghana Baseball Federation, takes charge of the African Youth Games to be held in Algeria in July, 2018. He will be assisted by George Lamptey, president of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation.
The GOC in a statement mentioned Emmanuel Tetteh, president of the Ghana Judo Federation assigned to the maiden African Beach Games in Cape Verde in 2019. He will be assisted by Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah, president of Ghana Beach Soccer Federation.
The president of Ghana Rugby Football Union, Herbert Mensah, will take charge of Ghana’s contingent to the World Beach Games in 2019 and will be assisted by Steve Asante Bekoe of the Rowing and Canoeing Federation.
Ghana Golf Association president, Mike Aggrey, assisted by Mahadi Mohammed of the Ghana Fencing Federation, will lead the country to the Youth Winter Olympics in Laussane, while Ghana Volleyball Association chief Paul Atchoe will take charge of Ghana’s contingent to the 2010 Summer Olympics. He leads a trio comprising Joseph Mingle of the Kickboxing Federation and George Owusu of Sports for All, who would be in charge of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
From Sammy Heywood Okine