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Ghana’s Badminton Association President confident of medal haul at African Games

February 26, 2024
Ghana's Badminton Association President confident of medal haul at African Games

Mr Evans Kojo Yeboah, President of the Badminton Association of Ghana, has expressed confidence in the national badminton team's ability to clinch Ghana's first-ever medals at the upcoming 13th .

Set to kick off at the state-of-the-art Borteyman Sports Complex on Sunday, March 3, 2024, the African Games will mark Ghana's inaugural hosting of the prestigious event, with badminton scheduled as one of the opening competitions.

A total of 26 countries will vie for top honours in the badminton event, which also serves as a qualifying tournament for the Paris Olympics. Each participating nation will field its best athletes, aiming to secure coveted spots for the .

In an interview with GNA Sports, Mr Yeboah expressed optimism about Ghana's prospects, citing thorough preparations and the inclusion of Ghanaian international players in the national team.

“The team is ready, we are well poised, and we have some Ghanaian international players in camp, beefing up our team for the African Games,” Mr Yeboah stated confidently. “So I am hopeful that we should have our first medals of the game by March 5, 2024.”

He further disclosed that Ghana would be represented by a total of 12 players, competing in both singles and mixed events. With the team geared up for the challenge, Mr Yeboah emphasized their determination to bring glory to the nation.

As Ghana gears up to host the African Games, the event is expected to draw 5,000 athletes and officials, along with approximately 300 volunteers and numerous media representatives from across the globe. The official opening ceremony is scheduled for March 8, 2024, promising a grand showcase of African sportsmanship and camaraderie.

With high hopes and aspirations, Ghana's badminton contingent is poised to make a memorable impact at the African Games, aiming to secure podium finishes and etch their names in the annals of Ghanaian sporting history.

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  1. So long are the foundation is wrong, the building cannot stand. The corruption in the LOC i s too much, so you can tell that the national teams will fail. corruption and patriotism cannot coexist

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