The first batch of athletes for team Ghana left the country earlier today for the third leg of their camping ahead of the commonwealth games in Australia.
A contingent of 137 persons comprising of athletes, 35 technical team members, 4 medical personnel, 12 officials and the federation heads of all the participating disciplines will spend 3 weeks in Australia before the games kick off on April 4.
The local athletes, who have completed two phases of non-residential and residential camping in Ghana, will be joined by the foreign contingent in Australia.
Out of the 72 athletes, the national female hockey team has the highest number with 18 players followed by the national athletics team with 16 athletes made up of eight male and eight female athletes.
The national swimming team would be represented by four athletes made up of two male and two female swimmers.
The shooting team would have one male and one female while badminton would have six players made up of three male and three female players with boxing having seven, made up of six male and a female boxer.
Three male cyclists would represent the country while table tennis would have six, made up of three male and three female with three male para-athletes and a male para-powerlifter.
The country would have two male para-cyclists and four weightlifters made up of three male and a female lifter.
The 72 athletes would be accompanied by a 49-techical team made of 22 coaches for all 12 disciplines, four medical team members, four representatives each from the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) as well as the heads of the 12 sporting disciplines.
Leader of delegation for Team Ghana is Mohammed Sahnoon, the Chef de Mission for the games and President of the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF).
By: Fentuo Tahiru/citifmonline.com/Ghana');