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Adweso Eagle’s Nest wins maiden Daasebre Intercommunity Table Tennis League

BY: Pacome Emmanuel Damalie
The winners with their cheque
The winners with their cheque

Adweso Eagle’s Nest has won the maiden edition of Daasebre Nana Kwaku Boateng II Intercommunity Table Tennis League organised by the New Juaben Table Tennis Club (NJTTC).

Team Adweso won the league after securing 32 points, leaving their closest competitors Nsukwao Hustler Loopers in second place with 30 points after 12 games within the 14 weeks of the competition held in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.

The Eagle’s Nest won 10 games and lost twice to be crowned champions last Saturday, July 16, 2022 as the champions of the maiden edition of Daasebre Intercommunity Table Tennis League.

Jackson Park Empress Loopers secured 26 points to place third. To complete the table, Team “Anlo Town, Glamour, Srodae Lion Loopers and Betom” with 24, 22, 18 and 16 points respectively, placed fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.

Prize

As the winners of the tournament, Adweso Eagle’s Nest lifted the coveted trophy, with team members going home with gold medals and a cash prize of GH¢ 2,000.

Nsukwao Hustler Loopers also went home with the silver medals and undisclosed cash sum. Team Jackson Park Empress Loopers as third placed team went home with the bronze medal, and an undisclosed amount of money. Team Anlo Town, Glamour, Srodae Lion Loopers and Betom who completed the league table also went home with cash prizes.

Commendation, Preparation

The Chairman of NJTTC, Mr Felix Adjetey Sowah lauded the teams for their competitiveness, commitment and display of talent throughout the tournament and urged them to be more focused and disciplined to become national assets.

He expressed satisfaction at the recognition of NJTTC as a hub for great table tennis players, as the Club would have one of its talents, Emmanuel Asante of the Ghana Immigration Service, representing Ghana at the upcoming Commonwealth Games after being crowned the best place of the tournament.

The Eastern and Volta Zonal Manager of Graphic communications Group Limited (GCGL), Mr Benjamin Korsinah Tsatsu who chaired the award ceremony pledged his unflinching support to the NJTTC to help promote the club’s competitions.

He urged the players to by dint of hard work, pursue their dreams of becoming great table tennis players and national heroes.

Emmanuel Asante, 27, in an interview with Graphic Online expressed gratitude to the club for organising the tournament; adding that the competitiveness of the tournament had helped to also prepare him immensely towards the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.

He added that his focus is to win a medal for the country and make Ghana proud; urging Ghanaians to rally behind the table tennis team as they chart the path to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.