More

    Tokyo 2020: Ghana Must Build On Tokyo 2020 Success – Mustapha Ussif

    The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, says the Ministry intends to build on the encouraging success chalked at the just-ended Olympics Games in Tokyo.

    The Tokyo Olympics, with 14 athletes representing Ghana in four disciplines, marked the most successful Olympics for the country in the 4th Republic.

    Boxer Samuel Takyi ended Ghana’s Olympic medal drought in 1992 while the country’s 4×100 relay team qualified for the finals with a new national record, with weightlifting and swimming disciplines setting national records, too.

    Speaking during the Olympic Team’s visit to President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday, Mustapha Ussif stated that Ghana will build on the remarkable feat and prepare well for the upcoming games.

    The Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif said he has already started discussions with partners to aid Ghana’s preparations for upcoming competitions, especially the 2023 Africa Games, which will be hosted by Ghana.

    “Your Excellency, my brief stay in Tokyo with the team afforded me the opportunity to meet with heads of various International sports Federations to solicit their support for the 2023 African Games in Accra,”Mustapha Ussif revealed.

    “We do not only want to stage the most successful African Games ever, but we also want to build on the impressive performance of Team Ghana at the Tokyo Olympics by doing much better at African Games in 2023,” he said.

    But before that, Ghana will participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year, and the Sports Minister noted further that the Ministry will collaborate with stakeholders for preparations to start in earnest.

    President Akufo-Addo expressed his delight at the performance of the team, especially registering the first Olympic medal for Ghana in the 4th Republic.

    The President announced a reward package of $5000 US Dollars for each member of the team. For boxer Takyi, who won bronze, the President said the state will reward him with $10,000 cash, a car and another $20,000, which will be invested for his career development and preparations for future competitions.

    Related articles

    Comments

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Twellium Indistries Honours Samuel Takyi

    Mr. Ali Ajami Marketing Manager of Twellium Industries has applauded the exploits of Ghana’s sole medalist at the just ended 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,...

    Former Dutch International George Boateng Set To Take Up Black Stars Job

    Former Dutch international George Boateng is in the lead to become the next Black Stars Coach, following the exit of Charles Kwablan Akonnor. A source...

    GFA Mounts Search For New Black Stars Coach

    The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set up a three-member committee to search for a new coach for the Black...

    C.K Akonnor Sacked!

    The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has terminated the appointment of Black Stars Coach...

    Binatone Ghana Commends Bronze Medalist Samuel Takyi

    Binatone Ghana has lauded the efforts of Samuel Takyi, Ghana's sole medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan. ...

    Newsletter