Table Tennis: Abrefa, Beatrice cry for gov’t support

BY: Kwame larweh
 Derek Abrefa (left) — Passionate appeal
Derek Abrefa (left) — Passionate appeal

The two most exciting  players at the just-ended Table Tennis national League, Derek Abrefa and Beatrice Gyasi, have made a passionate appeal to the government to help them realise their potential.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports last Saturday, top seed, Abrefa believed that with better coaching systems and  good trainers Ghana could compete with the Asian nations in table tennis.

"We need support, better equipment, good coaches and trainers and good motivation and the sky will be our limit," he stated.

Beatrice, on her part, was prepared to give her best to the country with the right conditions and support .

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She called for support for ladies in the sport adding that  such support was crucial to take Ghana table tennis to lofty heights.

They said the awards  they received at the end of the National Table Tennis League would inspire  them.to give of their best and win laurels for the country.

They expressed gratitude to the president of the Ghana Table Tennis Association, Mawuko. Afadzinu and teh  the hard  coach Owusu Ansah, who.have been supportive of their corners .