Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah calls out corporate Ghana to Invest in sports

President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah has called on corporate Ghana to invest in sports to support the nation’s athletes as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
According to Mr. Nunoo who is also in charge of Ghana Weightlifting Federation, government alone cannot cater for the sporting needs of the nation and it was about time that corporate Ghana turn their attention to sports.
He said supporting a sportsman or a sporting event was rewarding as that particular sportsman or woman could use her sporting talent to engage in social vices.
The GOC president further revealed that he has been able to secure some financial support from Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa for Team Ghana, and all the federations that were invited have began preparations for their qualifiers.
He added that so far only one abled athlete had qualified for the 200 meters race, and two disabled athletes have made it to the 2020 Paralympics.
He ended by saying Ghana needs to qualify in other disciplines like athletics, boxing, weightlifting, volleyball, swimming, judo, karate do, table tennis, shooting and fencing, after the football teams failed to qualify.

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