The Vice-President of the Ghana Rowing and Canoeing Association (GRCA), Mr Kamal Sulley says his vision for the sport can be wholely achieved if he joins the membership of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).
This, he noted, would enable him solicit for support and equipment for rowing and canoeing which is in the nascent stages in the country.
Mr Sulley, an avid sports fan and sports administrator for the past 15 years, picked the fourth slot on the ballot at a balloting done this afternoon for the upcoming GOC elections scheduled for March 15 in Accra.
Mr Sulley, who is seeking to be one of the five representatives from national federation affiliates to the international federations recognised by the IOC, says the fourth slot he picked on the ballot paper is a sign of good-luck.
“ For me, I am not interested in my position on the ballot paper, I know the delegates know me and what I can do and they will vote for me,” he stated.
He is contesting the position which comprises of 10 other contestants out of which five will be chosen with the following candidates: Melvin Brown- Karate do, Iddrisu Gamel Ayambire- Basketball, Dr Ben Asante- Hockey, Francis Arthur- Triathlon, Albert Frimpong- Baseball, Delphina Quaye- Swimming, George Okoe Lamptey- Amateur boxing, Mike Aggrey- Gulf and Emmanuel Tetteh-Judo.
He also revealed that any good swimmer can easily join the Rowing and Canoeing Association and challenged youngsters to take up the sport which he says is very exciting and thrilling to engage in.
“Any youngster who knows how to swim can be part of the rowing and canoeing association and the basic requirement is learning how to swim,” he told the GraphicSportsOnline in an interview this afternoon.