Wrestling: GWA selection tourney April 22

Author: Kwame Larweh
Master Norbert Amefu

The Ghana Wrestling Association (GWA) will organise a major competition to select wrestlers for the All Africa Games at the Gaskia Cinema at Abossey Okai in Accra on April 22.

The championship, which is expected to attract about 200 wrestlers from across the country, will also serve as a talent hunting competition for national team placements.

According to the vice-president of the association, Master Norbert Amefu, who disclosed this to the Daily Graphic, each region was expected to  feature six wrestlers.

 “We are also registering wrestlers who belong to clubs and so far eight teams have registered, and more will be registered this week,” he said.

The competition will comprise both traditional wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling, according to Master Amefu.

Buttressing Mr Amefu’s point, the president of the association, Dzaga Ameyi, note that wrestling the competition was an annual event to select players into the national teams but this year’s would be keener.

 “This is an annual competition we started last year but this year is a little bit different in that we are looking for two things: talents for All Africa Games and talents for the national teams,” he added.

He appealed to sponsors to make wrestling a source of employment for the unemployed youth in the country.

He further called on the government to support the sport, which he said, was new in the country and needed a massive boost from the state to be able to survive.

Mr Ameyi called on wrestling fans to come and witness a rare spectacle on April 22.