Monday, 22 January 2018
GC2018: GTTA invites players for trials

GC2018: GTTA invites players for trials

By Kenneth O. ADADE, Accra
The Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has invited 21 players for trials for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

The 21 players, who would be trained at the Accra Sports Stadium, are made up of 11 male players and 10 female players.
Derek Abrefa Tawiah, Emmanuel Commey, Felix Lartey, Emmanuel Asante, Samuel Akayede, Jacob Saikum, Ernest Quarcoo, Ishmael Addy, Raymond Donkor, Eric Ofori Addo and Bernard Joe Sam are the male players invited for the trials.
The female players are also made up of Lynda Annor, Cynthia Kwabi, Hilda Agbotta Asare, Cecelia Frema, Eva Ampah, Efuah Oforiwaah O. Agyei, Bernice Borquaye, Eva Adom Amankwaa, Celia Baah Danso and Beatrice Gyasi.
Ghana would be participating in 12 out of 36 sporting disciplines at the games.
The country has already started a non-residential training session for the various disciplines across the country.
The local representatives of the national athletics team would have their training at the El-Wak Sports Stadium while their foreign counterparts will train at their respective locations until they converge in Australia in March.
The badminton team would also train at Accra Sports Stadium, Takoradi Sports Club and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Sports Club in Tema while the Black Bombers (amateur boxing team) will also train at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The national female hockey team (Black Sticks Ladies), who qualified for the event for the first time in decades, would train at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, with cycling training in Accra.
The national shooting team would have their turn at the Teshie Military Shooting Range while swimming will have their training sessions at the Burma Camp swimming pool.
Weightlifting will have theirs at the National Weightlifting Centre, situated at the Accra Sports Stadium, while table tennis would also have theirs at the Hathramani Sports Hall.
Para-sports, including athletics, cycling and powerlifting, would train at the Accra and Kumasi Sports stadia.

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