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Accra Technical University honours sports personalities

Male Sports Personality of the Year - Abdul Mutalib Alhassan

Basketball star Abdul Mutalib Alhassan and multi-sport athlete Rabiatu Ofoli scooped the topmost sports personality awards in the respective male and female categories at the third edition of the Accra Technical University (ATU) Sports Awards held last Friday in Accra.

The awards were in recognition of the roles played the duo over the 2016-2017 Technical University sports calendar as they led the ATU to the first place at the 11th edition of the Ghana Polytechnic and Technical Universities Sports Association (GHAPSA) games held at Bolgatanga.

ATU, on the back of exemplary leadership by Alhassan and Ofoli, won twelve gold medals; three (3) silver medals and seven (7) bronze medals to top the medal table with 22 medals in total.

Ofoli, a Level 100 student of the University, put her versatility of display during that competition winning medals in table tennis, badminton and other disciplines while Alhassan captained the all-conquering basketball team who also placed third at this year's UPAC Basketball Championship.

They were presented with citations, trophies and undisclosed cash prizes.Members of the basketball team that won bronze at the 2017 UPAC Championship and all athletes that won medals during the GHAPSA games also received certificates of honour.

Ofoli and Alhassan pose with their awards

Members of the basketball team that won bronze at the 2017 UPAC Championship and all athletes that won medals during the GHAPSA games also received certificates of honour.Coaches and officials who led the team during the GHAPSA Games, including Vice Chancellor, Prof Sylvester Achio, also received awards for the superb performances of the school in sports under his tenure.

Coaches and officials who led the team during the GHAPSA Games, including Vice Chancellor, Prof Sylvester Achio, also received awards for the superb performances of the school in sports under his tenure.In an address to the gathering of lectures and students, Prof.

In an address to the gathering of lectures and students, Prof. Achio commended the student-athletes for making ATU proud over the course of the semester, pledging to make the sports awards an annual fixture if they continued to excel.

He also announced plans to increase the intake of sportsmen and sportswomen into the school in order to "develop and promote talents that will in future benefit the entire nation".The sports manager of the

The sports manager of the University, Princeworth Anane-Asare, praised the student-athletes for braving the harsh weather conditions at Bolgatanga during the GHAPSA games to win the ultimate trophy.