Atchoe lauds Beach Volleyball team

Author: Kwame Larweh
Paul Atchoe (left) with Moro Mumuni

The president of the Ghana Volleyball Association (GVA), Paul Atchoe, has disclosed that the association incurred a debt of GH¢11,410.00 in hosting the CAVB Zone 3 Beach Volleyball Nations Cup which climaxed in Accra recently.

According to him, out of a total expenditure of GH¢14,514 spent on organising the two-day event which featured four Africa countries, including Ghana, only GH¢3,104 was accrued, which is the participation fees of the countries.

He revealed that this year would be a beach volleyball year and stressed that Team Ghana would continue its resolve in the elimination process to qualify for the beach volleyball world championships in Hamburg, Germany, from June 28 to July 7 this year.

He made these revelations when some members of the team who participated in the just ended tournament paid a courtesy call on him at the office of the Ghana Olympic Committee in Accra last Tuesday.

The team included Coach Moro Mummuni, Captain Carbon Katey Keluin of the male team, Essilfie Samuel Tetteh of the male team and Belinda Awuku, a member of the female team.
The Ghana team won both the female divisions of the competition which featured Benin, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire.

Team Ghana, by virtue of winning the first elimination process, will now participate in the maiden edition of the African Beach Games scheduled for Sal, Cape Verde, from June 14 to 23 this year.

Mr Atchoe, who is standing for re-election this Saturday at the volleyball congress, informed the players that Ghana had been handed the baton to lead and supervise all Zone III beach volleyball activities on the continent.

He presented the team with GH¢500 for winning the competition and stressed that the future of volleyball was very bright.