This was confirmed Sunday, December 18, 2016, following a post-tournament meeting of executives and pioneer founders at the Africa Beach Soccer championships in Lagos, Nigeria.
Yaw Ampofo Ankrah said in a conversation with TheAfricanDream.net that he is “very excited about this regional effort to promote the young sport of beach soccer in West Africa.”
His immediate task will be to draft a template for the Union to embrace partners, sponsors, and donors across the sub-region, the continent and globally.
It is believed his media experience in Ghana, the BBC, and Supersport among others made him a strong choice for the role.
It is envisaged that the birth of the WABSU at the just ended Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria, would accelerate the growth of the sport in the sub-region.
Meet the new WABSU Pioneer appointees
It was also agreed that there should be an annual clubs tournament and national teams tournament aimed at improving the standard of the game in West Africa.
Below is the full list of pioneer executives and appointees of the WABSU:
Suleiman Yahaya Kwande - Chairman
Mbahia Yves - Vice Chairman
Olajide Taye - Chief Operations Officer
Samson Adamu - Sponsorship/Marketing
Yaw Ampofo Ankrah - Media/Communications & Branding
Ibrahima Ndiaye Chita - Director of Competitions
Abdullahi Isa - Technical Director
Akre Benoit - Logistics Manager
Poku Amankwah - Youth Dev Prog'