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2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas: Ghana to compete in 7 disciplines

Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President Ben Nunoo Mensah has disclosed that Ghana will take part in this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Bahamas.

Disclosing the news after meeting with the Hon. Minister of Youth & Sport, Isaac Asiamah, he said the nation is going to compete in seven disciplines namely; athletics, swimming, boxing, tennis, cycling, jugo and beach volleyball.

According to the GOC President who is also President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), the Ministry considered disciplines where Ghana has comparable advantage and capabilities of winning medals.

He noted that 14 sports girls and boys, supported by seven coaches and five officials including the chef du mission, Mawuko Afadzinu, a member of the Executive Board of the GOC, as well as a Press Attaché are going to represent Ghana from July 19-23.

He expressed that the budget for the Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games is $130,000 out of which the GOC would bear $ 50,000 and the government of Ghana financing with $80,000.

He indicated that the organisers of the Games are going to cater for the accommodation and feeding of the contingent, whilst the budget is for airfares and per diem.

Ben Nunoo Mensah promised to operate a transparent administration, with accountability as the hall mark.

He urged all the media attaches working with the various sports federations to be committed and loyal to the promotion and development of Ghana Sports.

“Everyone must play a role for Ghana Sports to come back to its glorious days, the media is included” he said.