Bountou is the Benin version of what is played in Ghana as Ampe.
The event took place at the national stadium and a large crowd attended three day event.
Over 20 clubs participated in the competition which was organized by L’Association Bountou Sports of Benin.
According to Madam Joyce Mahama, President of WOSPAG, the exciting event started on a very good note and ended well.
The Bountou Association of Benin with the assistance of the LOC organized the well attended event and the media as well as spectators were content with the results.
Team Ghana was represented by the President of WOSPAG, Mrs. Joyce Mahama and Agnes Abefeh, the secretary general.
“In Ghana, Bountou is known as Ampe, however the Benin people add praises and shout outs on the game. Officials of the game used flags to signal cautions and point at winners” said the WOSPAG President.
“In Benin, they mark the floor of the game colourfully with their national colours and sometimes sing the national anthem before playing the game” she added.
The President of WOSPAG supported the President of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Mr. Julien V. Minavaa to present prizes to participants and winners.
“Attending the Bountou event has opened our eyes and exposed us to rudiments of the game” she explained.
Mrs. Mahama hinted that they will make a similar trip to Togo to promote Ampe which has been picked as one of the traditional sports for the 2023 African Games to be hosted by Ghana.
Meanwhile, WOSPAG is planning to host the next Women In Sports Congress for the Africa Zone 3 for the first time in Ghana to educate and promote female sports advocacy.