A Master of Philosophy in Physical Education student at the University of Education, Winneba, and a highly trained athlete for Team UEW, Mr Julian Aryee, alongside five other Taekwondokas have been selected to represent Ghana in the 2021 African Kyrogui Senior Championship in Dakar, Senegal, this weekend, June 5-6.
The six athletes constituting the national team and an official, will depart Accra today for Dakar-Senegal, to participate in the championship.
The team led by the President of Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Mr Frederick Lartey Otu, in a meeting with the National Sports Authority (NSA) today, expressed his appreciation to the Director General of the NSA, Prof. Peter Twumasi, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for their full financial support granted to the team, which covers air tickets, accommodation and per diem.
Prof. Peter Twumasi congratulates the athletes for their successful selection into the national team to compete for Ghana, and also encouraged them to win gold medals for the country.
He sees the team as the heart of contingents for the 13th African Games to be hosted by Ghana in 2023.
The Director General also thanked the President of the Federation for his quenchless passion to develop and promote Taekwondo in the contry.
President Otu assured Ghanaians of the team's readiness to win medals for the country.
Julian an interview, expresses joy in representing his nation, and is determine with the five others to raise the flag of Ghana high by bringing home gold.
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