trainees of GIS), Akosua Ketu from Sunyani Polytechnic and Bernice Borquaye of Ghana Navy (Sekondi). Coach Anthony Owusu Ansah was the Technical Head. The team was led by Mr. Kwame Amponfi Jnr, the Secretary General of the Ghana Table Tennis Association who is also the Vice President of the Africa Table Tennis Federation Zone III.
The 4 Gold Medals were won in the Under-21 Women singles by Akosua Ketu, the Under-21 men singles by Derek Abrefa, the women team event by Akosua Ketu and Bernice Borquaye and in the men team event by Derek Abrefa and Felix Lartey.
The additional 2 bronze medals were won in the Under-21 men singles by Felix Lartey and in the women singles by Bernice Borquaye. Team Ghana emerged the overall winners of the 5-nation tournament with a total of 6 medals (4 Gold & 2 Bronze). In all, five countries participated in the West African championship. They included Benin (host), Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Togo.
Ghana’s table tennis team was sponsored by the National Sports Council, the Ministry of Youth & Sports and TV3 Network Limited. The team was refreshed on their way back home by Mr. Thomas Kuenyefu, a GTTA Executive members and Manager of Hotel Vicabamba in Denu.
The Ghana Table Tennis Association expresses its gratitude to the proud sponsors particularly; the CEO of the National Sports Council Mr. Wolanyo K. Agra and his management team as well as the Ghanaian media in general for the support before, during and after the championship. Indeed but for the sponsors, the historic 4 Gold and 2 Bronze Medals would not have been won for mother Ghana.
The Association hopes, in line with the policy of the new Chief Executive of the National Sports Council, the team would be given the appropriate winning bonuses for their second successive amazing performance in the 2009 sporting year.
GTTA humbly requests for cash and kind sponsorship from companies and philanthropists to help speed up the growth and development of table tennis in Ghana.
Such support can be channeled through the following address of the association:
TEL: (+233) 244 819096/(+233) 243 234919 ACCOUNT NO (GCB) - 1051130008561 (GHANA TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION) OFFICE: Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Section 35/37 ROOM SR 10 Accra EMAIL: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org