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“No Funding, No All Africa Games”- Sports Federations boom to Government

Thursday 16th April , 2015 8:03 pm
President of the Ghana Hockey Association, Richard Akpokavi
President of the Ghana Hockey Association, Richard Akpokavi

Heads of the various sporting federations in Ghana have stated that they will not head to the 2015 All Africa Games  if the government does not make funds for preparation available.

The federations made this known at a press conference on Wednesday held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Pitch in Accra.

The federations who, are aggrieved at the constant neglect of all sporting disciplines ( except football), decided to join forces to send their plea to the government.

“We want our concerns to be addressed quickly as possible otherwise Ghana may encounter a situation where for the first time in the history of the All African Games, we may not have national teams to represent Ghana in sports other than football,” said Richard Akpokavie who is the President of the Ghana Hockey Association.

He went on: “We therefore request that if the other sports disciplines are to participate in the All African Games then as a matter of urgency the Ministry of Sports should take immediate steps to release money to the federations by the 15th of May 2015 to enable federations prepare adequately for the All African Games.”

The 11th All African Games are scheduled for September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo and will feature sporting disciplines such as Athletics , Badminton, Beach Soccer , Beach Volley ball, Handball and Cycling.

Ghana has already qualified for the men’s and women’s football competitions of the Games.

 

 

 

By: Charles Mate-Kole/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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