He revealed this during a friendly Table Tennis match between Tesano Spinners Table Tennis Club and Ghana Navy Table Tennis Club at the premises of Early Days School, adjacent NSIA Insurance at Tesano in Accra.
Mr. Louis Laryea aka Ots33, a co sponsor of the event also pledged to liaise with appropriate authorities to restore the lost glory of Table Tennis in Ghana.
Mr. Kwame Ampong Asomaning of Breakthrough Photography who covered the event for free said this was his widow’s mite to support Tesano Spinners and pledged to avail himself for future events.
President of Tesano Table Tennis Club, Mr. Charles Richard Tachie-Menson thanked Mr. Mahdi for his timely intervention and his support to the development of the game which is very popular in Ghana, and threw an open invitation to all lovers of the game, companies in Tesano and its environs as well as well-wishers to support the Spinners Table Tennis Club which is being built on professionalism.
‘’At the just ended National Table Tennis league, Team Tesano won two coveted awards; Most Organized club and Third best Manager Awards. Currently, we have three foreign players playing for the club. They are Wang Zujun from China, Byron White from USA and Chuka Odiamma from Nigeria” he said.
Captain and Secretary of Tesano Spinners Table Tennis Club, Nathaniel Kwesi Somuah (Sigor), thanked his mates from Achimota School; Kamal Deen Madhi, Louis Laryea and Kwame Ampong Asomaning for being living waters to a thirsty land.
‘‘I remember when we were in Achimota School, we lived together as one big family. We were taught to be living waters to a thirsty land, to give our all in whatever fields we find ourselves, and today, we have lived it well. Louis Laryea, I remember how you played a key defensive position in Achimota school team and helped the school to win many trophies in football.
As sports Prefect in Achimota School in year 2000, I learnt the rudiments of sports development and Management and it is my wish that come Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Ghana will be well represented in Table Tennis.
Ghana’s number one Table Tennis Player, Derek Abrefa who is ranked13th best in Africa, Derek Abrefa said he is ready to represent Ghana in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and he wants to raise more talented players to reach their goals in the game by supporting in their training and development.
At the end of the friendly hostilities, Ghana Navy triumphed over Tesano Spinners, but return encounter is in two week’s time, which they promise to revenge.
Both Afadzinu and Ashigbey want Ghana to be represented at the next Olympic Games and Abrefa, who was named the Sports Writers Association (SWAG) Best Player last year has promised not to let the nation down. He appealed for support to be able to travel outside Ghana for more exposure and test himself against the best players in the world.