Ghana National Amputee football team gets support
The National Amputee Football team, the Black Challenge has received a donation of GH¢7,000 from Africa Origin Travel and Sports Tourism (AOTST) to aid them in their preparations towards the hosting of the Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) which is scheduled for November 18-25.
The donation, according to Africa Origin Travel and Sports Tourism, was to enable the team prepare adequately for the competition, which will also serve as qualifiers for the 31st Amputee World Cup in Japan next year.
Susan Malik, General Manager of the company, said the Black Challenge have over the years demonstrated what it takes to win laurels for Ghana in Amputee Football following their performance in the last World Cup held in Argentina, hence the need to give them the necessary support.
Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Youth and Sports who received the donation on behalf of the team, expressed appreciation to the company for their gesture and called on other corporate bodies to come to the aid of the team to excel at the event.
He gave the assurance that government would also provide logistical support to the organization of the tournament.
The minister added that the government will provide the organizers of the event with a trophy, medals and other logistics as part of their support for the team.
Francis Adjetey Sowah, President of the Ghana Amputee Football Association and Amputee Football Federation of Africa (AFFA) said his outfit has received adequate support from the National Sports Authority (NSA) as well as other corporate bodies to ensure a successful hosting of the event.
He said MTN Ghana, TT Brothers Ghana Limited and some mining companies have given firm assurance of their support for the organization of the event.
Adjetey Sowah expressed the hope that the event will be given the needed support to be a successful one.