Table tennis: more than 300 players for the national junior championships on Saturday

Mawuko Afadzinu, President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association

The President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Mawuko Afadzinu, says his outfit will ensure the revival of the sport in all regions of the country.

He announced that GTTA is rolling out a Sheroes project, an initiative to encourage women to play, participate and enjoy table tennis.

Sheroes Project

“The Sheroes table tennis project in Ghana is based on our history proving that female table tennis players are the kind that has brought us more international laurels,” he revealed at a conference. press yesterday to officially announce the National Youth Championships on Saturday at the Dayaran Gangaram (DG) Hathiramani Hall of the Accra Stadium.

The event, dubbed “Discovery Series 1, Talent meets Opportunity”, will see more than 300 young talents from the Under-21s, Under-18s, Under-15s and Under-11s compete for prizes. laurels.

Mr. Afadzinu noted that the tournament should create the opportunity for young table tennis talent to flourish and express themselves on why their talents are being perfected by experts.

Empowerment of women

He also announced the start of the ping pong season and pledged to make the sport more popular than soccer.

“Our overall goal is to have a female president for GTTA and to allow our daughters to love and enjoy the game,” he explained.

To do this, Mr. Afadzinu noted that his team had made sure that of the 300 players registered so far to participate in Saturday’s program, half of them were women.

He expressed his gratitude to Africa Air, Promasidor and Stanbic Bank for their support for the initiative.

“This development project is linked to the next Olympics, and we are looking at the project that we will excel at the 2023 African Games and prepare to qualify for the 2024 Olympics,” he said.

National coach Anthony Owusu Ansah revealed that the Under-21 and Under-15 players included the Caddy, while the Under-11s were the mini-cadets.

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