Asiamah backs Spikers to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Author: Kwame Larweh
The Black Spikers: ready for action

The national volleyball team, the Black Spikers are set to depart Accra this Sunday for Cairo, Egypt, to participate in the CAVB Tokyo men’s volleyball qualification match where they face Tunisia on January 7  in their opening  game at 5:00pm (GMT) in their first Pool A match.

Ahead of this all-important Olympic qualifier, the first of four qualifiers the Black Spikers will play against some of the greatest volleyball countries on the continent over the course of seven days, sector Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah has thrown his weight behind the Spikers to qualify to Tokyo.

He has pledged to back the Spikers qualification matches with both logistical and financial support from his outfit and through the National Sports Authority (NSA).

To this end the Minister is securing the tickets of the team, hotel accommodation and other per diems.

The qualification tournament which is taking place in Cairo, Egypt will commence on January 6 and climax on January 12 at the Cairo National Stadium and comprises five participating countries namely host Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Tunisia.

The Black Spikers who are being led by the vice-president of the Ghana Volleyball Association; George Tetteh will also meet Egypt in a second Pool A match on January 8.

On January 10 the Spikers will meet Cameroon before playing Cameroon on January 11 in their final game.

Mr Tetteh told the Graphic SportsOnline that his charges are well psyched up for the qualifiers and was hopeful that Ghana will qualify to Tokyo 2020.