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AAFCON 2024: Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt supports Black Challenge team with US$1,000

Akwah's support was aimed at motivating the Amputee Team to defend the Amputee African Cup of Nations 2024 title in Egypt

Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt, Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwah (Rtd), has donated US$1,000 to Ghana’s Amputee National team, the Black Challenge, ahead of their AAFCON 2024 quarter-final tie with Tanzania in on Thursday (23 May).

The Ambassador was accompanied by the head of Chancery, Sevor Selasi, the Economic and Cultural Secretary, Keven Selasi, and the Protocol Assistant, Alhaji Abass Basawutey.

Akwah’s support was aimed at motivating the Amputee Team to defend the Amputee African Cup of Nations 2024 title in Egypt.

Despite winning two trophies for Ghana, including the recent 1st African Para Games in Accra, the Black Challenge has yet to be adequately compensated.

The lack of support from the government has affected their motivation and ability to perform at their best for Ghana, even though they have already beaten Gambia 4-0, Algeria 5-0, and Kenya 2-1 en route to the AAFCON quarterfinals.

Captain Richard Arthur Opentil expressed gratitude to the Ambassador and raised concerns about the team’s conditions.

The players lamented the Government’s neglect, citing an example of how the Angolan team qualified for the next stage. In front of the Ghana team, each Angolan player was given an envelope, whereas the Ghanaian team didn’t even have water to share.

The captain indicated that the players are motivated and strive to honour the president of the NPC Ghana and the African Paralympic Committee, Samson Deen, as he has provided for all their needs with the support of the Amputee Football Chairman, Foster Kwarteng.

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