The Ghana Immigration Service Table Tennis Team defeated Team Hope 3-0 to emerge victorious in the Grand 2022 Table Tennis Knockout Competition held at DG Hathiramani Hall in Accra Stadium over the weekend. end last.
The Immigration Service duo of Derek Abrefa and Emmanuel Asante defeated Francis Antwi and Godwin Alabi in straight sets in the final to win.
However, it was a four-way battle in the women’s encounter as Madina Stars clashed with the Ghana Navy, while the Ghana Police Service battled the Ghana Army in a thrilling encounter.
Navy’s trio of Bernice Borkwey, Eunice Quayson and Raheal Togbor lost 2-3 in the final to Army’s Eva Adom Amankwaa, Augustina Baidoo and Celia Baah-Danso.
The Vice President of the Greater Accra Table Tennis Association, Warrant Officer (WO) Henry Tetteh told the Daily Graphic that the competition was organized to bring together all table tennis clubs in the Greater Accra region.
“We want to spread the word about the sport of table tennis in the region and we are happy with the participation as more than 200 players from 50 clubs have taken part, which is encouraging,” he noted.
He revealed that the competition is also aimed at hunting down talent from the region and honing the skills of young players for the national cause.
“We have a lot of talent in the region whose skills need to be honed and this event where national team players sign youngsters is one of the surest ways to teach the game to these youngsters,” explained Mr. Tetteh.
He called for more corporate support to make the sport vibrant in the region.