Adweso Eagle’s Nest won the maiden edition of the Daasebre Nana Kwaku Boateng II Inter-Community Table Tennis League organised by the New Juaben Table Tennis Club (NJTTC).
They secured 32 points from 10 games and lost twice to push their closest competitors, Nsukwao Hustler Loopers, to second place with 30 points after 14 weeks of competition in Koforidua. Empress Loopers also bagged 26 points to finish third.
Anlo Town, Glamour, Srodae Lion Loopers and Betom followed in that order with 24 points, 22 points, 18 points and 16 points respectively.
For their prize, Adweso Eagle’s Nest received the coveted trophy while the players went home with gold medals and a cash prize of GH¢2,000.
Nsukwao Hustler Loopers were also rewarded with silver medals and an undisclosed cash prize, while Empress Loopers went home with bronze medals and an undisclosed sum. Anlo Town, Glamour, Srodae Lion Loopers and Betom also went home with cash prizes.
The Chairman of NJTTC, Mr Felix Adjetey Sowah, commended the teams for their competitive spirit, commitment and display of talent throughout the tournament and urged them to be more focused and disciplined to become national assets.
He expressed satisfaction with the recognition of NJTTC as a hub of great table tennis players as the club’s product, Emmanuel Asante of the Ghana Immigration Service, will represent Ghana at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
The Eastern and Volta Zonal Manager of Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Mr Benjamin Korsinah Tsatsu, who chaired the awards ceremony, pledged his unflinching support to the NJTTC to help promote the club’s competitions.
He urged the players to work hard in pursuit of their dreams of becoming great table tennis players and national heroes.
Asante, 27, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, expressed gratitude to the club for organising the tournament and added that the competitiveness of the tournament had helped to prepare him adequately towards the Commonwealth Games.
He said his focus was to win a medal for the country to make Ghana proud and urged Ghanaians to rally behind Team Ghana to win medals at the Games.