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Bannerman is new handball president

BY: Emmanuel Oduro
Edward Nii Lante Bannerman
Edward Nii Lante Bannerman

A popular politician and businessman, Mr Edward Nii Lante Bannerman, has been elected as the new president of the Ghana Handball Association (GHA).

Mr Bannerman polled 26 votes out of the total 37 votes cast to brush aside stiff competition from his opponent, Paul Kofi Yesu, who had 10 votes, with one rejected vote.

Speaking to the media after his victory, Mr Bannerman called on the aspirants who lost the elections to come on board to help develop Ghana handball to higher heights.

"At long last, it is handball that has won and we will need everyone on board to take Ghana Handball Association back to its glory days.

“We are going to put a lot of measures in place to ensure the development of handball in the country and make sure it gains much attention in the media," he stated.

“Handball in Ghana should be able to get to the level it is expected to be. This is not a win for me but for handball, and I will plead with everyone to come on board.

“Handball is a team sport and with all coming on board, I believe it would take a different shape in Ghana," he added.

Other winners

The other elected members to spearhead the activities of the handball association for the next four years include Ama Frimpongmaa who will serve as the second vice president, with William Ghartey and Philip Longdon as executive members.

There will be another election for the position of the first vice president and treasurer as both unopposed candidates could not secure the majority threshold of 50 plus one votes.