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2017 Commonwealth Youth Games: Ghana Swimming Team Get Set

Theo Edzie, President of the Ghana Swimming Federation believes the swimmers to represent Ghana at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas are ever ready to swim.

Speaking tp Yours Truly, the man with a huge vision of building an ultra modern sports complex with swimming as the main focus said Ghanaian swimmers have now realized what it is to swim and the honours but fortunes to make, as an international sports person.

He hinted that once again Ghana will be represented by enterprising duo Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson, supported by trainer/coach Jackson.

According to Mr. Edzie, the two young swimmers have been doing impressive times recently, and their target is to meet the big guys, however they are going to use the Bahamas competition as am opportunity to win medals for Ghana.

Theo Edzie, who is also an executive of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) as Assistant Treasurer said government is committed to sending seven sporting disciplines to the Commonwealth Youth Games to expose the athletes and officials, as well as make preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The other disciplines aside swimming are beach volleyball, boxing, cycling, track & field, judo and tennis.

The GOC President Ben Nunoo Mensah who disclosed the disciplines that Ghana is presenting to the Games 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.

Nunoo Mensah 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 accommodation and feeding of the contingent, will be catered for by the host nation, so the budget is for airfares and per diem.