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Black Challenge to host Amputee tournament

The National Amputee Team, the black Challenge will host their fellow counterparts in this year African Amputee Championship Tournament.

The tournament which will be played in October this year will feature twelve (12) teams from the continent.


This was disclosed by a technical member of the team, Mohammed Ali Jara, when he and the team paid a Courtesy visit to the Sports Council today. The visit he explained was  necessitated by the fact that after their return from their world cup in Argentina, the team has not had the chance to present themselves to the council and to thank the chief Executive  and his outfit for their immerse support.


Speaking to the NSC website team after their visit, he indicated that although the team did reach the quarter final stage of the amputee world cup, they still have a lot to learn in the field of amputee soccer.
He indicated that for them to be professional, the team needs constant training and practice on the grass to meet the high standards in other countries.

He also noted that trial matches are being organized for the team with their able- bodied colleagues to prepare them for the African tournament in October.
He further thank Ghanaians  for their support and prayers and pleaded with  them to continue to support and pray for the team as they have more laurels to achieve for the country.

On his part, the Coach of the Team, Benjamin Charles Armah said that his team did Ghana proud in the Amputee World Cup in Argentina as they were the first African Team to achieve such a feat.
He reiterated that preparations are yet to be underway for the African tournament as they are yet to decide on a venue.

He emphasized that his team has a good chance of winning the tournament on home soil and thanked Ghanaians for their support.
The team was welcomed at the Council by the Chief Executive Mr. Wolanyo Arga, the Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Alice Attipoe and the Chief Accountant, Mr. Eric Banoeyelle.
Mr. Agra expressed his appreciation for the teams visit and pledged his outfits support for the team.

 

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