McDan vows to help Ghana qualify for Davis Cup Zone 2

Author: Kwame Larweh
Daniel McKorley sandwiched by Courtney Lock(left) and Benjamin Lock(right)

 Mr Daniel McKorley, Group Chairman of McDan Group, has vowed to help move Ghana from Zone Three to Zone Two of the Davis Cup competition.

Mr McKorley, aka McDan, gave the assurance at the closing ceremony of the fifth McDan ITF World Tour Championship staged at the Frank Ofori Tennis Court of the Accra Sports Stadium.

The initiator of the tournament, which began five years ago, lauded competitors for an outstanding performance and pledged to bring ITF competitions back into the country.

The championship was won by Great Britain’s Ryan James Storrie who beat Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock by two straight sets in the final last Sunday.

Storrie received the winner’s trophy, $3,600 prize money and products from one of the sponsors, Rush Energy drink.
Lock also received $2,120 as the second prize, while the semi-finalists were given $1,255. The winners and runners-up all received products from sponsors.

The President of the Ghana Tennis Association (GTA), Mr Isaac Aboagye Duah, was hopeful the competition would make the sport attractive again to the youth and help unearth talents.

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Perry Okudzeto, stressed the need for sponsorship for all sporting disciplines, noting that the government will provide support for any sporting event which is guaranteed a sponsorship from any corporate entity.