Handball: Prisons Complex to host National U-20 Champs

Author: Kwame Larweh
Peter Slowe

Mr Slowe and his late wife, Karen, had shown great interest in the development of handball in Ghana in the last few years and has donated balls and other equipment to organisations such has the Handball Association of Ghana and some clubs.

He told the Graphic Sports via telephone on his arrival in the country that he could not wait for the upcoming championship, noting that it was an important event for the identification and recruitment of players for the national team.

Ghana Handball Association (HAG) vice president, Mr Nortey Dowuona, told the Graphic he was excited at the arrival of Mr Slowe for the tournament and hopes to seize advantage of his presence to explore ways he could help develop the sport further.

The Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, is expected to officially open the three-day competition which will have the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr Majeed Bawa, also in attendance.

A collaboration between the HAG and the Cantonments Youth Handball Club, the competition is also being stage also to honour the memory of the late Karen Slowe for efforts to develop handball in Ghana.

It will feature a total of 10 teams comprising Cantonments Youth, Kasland Handball Club, Hostac Handball Club, Asomdwe Hanball Club and Winneba Unique Fingers.

The rest are Legonite Handball Club, LEKMA Handball Club, Renijoe Handball Club, El-Wak Wings Handball Club and Ashaiman Handball Club.