Ghana’s tennis sensation, Reginald Okantey, has qualified for the main draw of the African Junior Championship (AJC) slated for South Africa after maintaining his form during the qualifiers in Lome, Togo.
Okantey joined Nigerian duo Michael Ayoola and Michael Osewa, as well as Jadoun Nicolas from Senegal and Ivorian Coulibaly Wilfried, as athletes who qualified for the main competition in March.
Ghana presented 12 athletes to compete with 11 athletes from other sub-regional nations in Togo, but managed to secure only one qualifying for the main tournament.
After qualifying for the AJC for the second time, Okantey said he had played with many of the players who would be participating in the tournament and was therefore hopeful of winning a medal for Ghana in South Africa.
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“I am happy I have qualified for AJC again, I know many of the players and my target now is to do my best to make sure that I get a medal for Ghana,” Okantey said in an interview.
Coach Noah Bagerbaseh described the performance of the youngsters as excellent, saying they would improve a lot in their next outing.
“It was a decent performance by the youngsters; Reginald did very well. Our preparation for this championship has really been excellent,” he said.