Abban fired up for African Games glory

Author: Kwame Larweh
Herman Abban

The captain of Ghana’s tennis team, Herman Abban, says he is fired up to lead the Golden Rackets to glory at the upcoming Africa Games slated for Rabat, Morocco.


The US-based Ghanaian tennis player, who was adjudged the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Player to Watch, believes he is in fine form to lead Ghana to gold at the games following his exploits for the Golden Rackets in the recent Davis Cup qualifiers.
"I want to keep that same form and win gold for Ghana,” a confident Abban told the Graphic Sports via telephone yesterday from New Mexico in the USA.
The player noted that his ambition and vision for Ghana tennis had just started and he wanted to be a big motivator for children with disabilities, the homeless and other less advantaged in society.
Abban said he had intensified his training regimen at his US base and was confident of doing well at the African Games.
"I have a very big responsibility on my shoulders because it's more than just a tennis game. I say this because I am going to represent children with disabilities, the homeless and those fighting for education,” he said about his role in the sport.
Abban will team up with Isaac Teitei Nortey, Benja,min Nii Okai Palm, Johnson Acquah and their player/coach Fred Egyir to represent Ghana at the continental games.
He credited  some institutions and individuals who have laid the foundation for his greatness.
This included Alisa Hotel club members,  Carthage college, new Mexico military institute and Sharma Joyce.
He also disclosed that Bill Bast and Natalie Favia for their unwavering support towards his recent success.