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Tokyo 2020: GOC Supports Various National Teams To Facilitate Olympics Qualifiers

Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has outlined how supportive GOC has been to the sub federations since 2017.

The leadership of the Ghana Olympics Committee accounted for the total support given to the various national teams to help them in the qualifications route for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Speaking to the press, Mr. Ben. Nunoo Mensah said, the GOC through a support from Africa National Olympic committees Association (ANOCA) supported all the National federations going through the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers.

“It is not only football that we supported, we gave Rugby, football, boxing each $8K, Cycling, Volleyball, Badminton and Fencing $5K each, Taekwondo and shooting received $3K each and weightlifting received $7,000 during their qualifiers. Other federations who will be going through their qualifiers will also receive their monies”, Nunoo Mensah told the press.

The seasoned Sports Administrator, who is also the president of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), said the federations who have benefits from ANOCA money should use it to build their capacities and enable them to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to be held in July and August.

He thanked ANOCA for the wonderful support and tasked all the federations that have benefitted to utilized it efficiently and effectively to make the qualification to the Olympic Games.

He added, the GOC had turn the Amasaman land from Forest to a community park for Amasaman and it’s surrounding.

By: Richard Achore

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