As part of preparations for the upcoming Paralympic Games in London the National Paralympic has commenced a national Pre-Games Training in Bedfordshire under the tutelage of the National Paralympic committee, until the opening of the Games Village on August, 23rd 2012.
A statement from the Media coordinator of the committee Dennis Kweku Moore notes that two seasoned coaches Shaaban Mohammed and George Ekem Ferguson are in charge of the athletes ahead of their engagements. The athletes are currently undergoing strict training schedules inside Bedfordshire.
A statement also notes athletes are currently undergoing strict training schedules inside Bedfordshire. They will also be taken through strict dietary intake, medical observations and disciplinary mental focus towards the games.
The statement further states that team Ghana comprises of Alem Mumuni who will for the first time compete in the C2 category on such a high level, Anita Fordjour—wheelchair athletics (T53 category), Botsyo Nkegbe—wheelchair athletics (T54 category) and team captain as well as celebrated power lifter Charles Narh Teye – 67.50kg.
The Paralympic Games will feature over 22 sporting disciplines including: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling track, Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-A –side,
Football 7-A-SIDE, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball-sitting, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.
The statement concludes that the National Paralympic Committee is full of praise for the team and believes with such adequate preparations Ghana would excel.