Ghana National Deaf Rugby Team prepare ahead of Wales Games.
The Ghana National Deaf Rugby Team which is currently based in Kumasi the Ashanti Regional capital over the weekend held a training with the National coaches of the Ghana Rugby Federation at the Babayara stadium , Kumasi .
The Team which is to play series of international friendly matches with their Wales counterpart in April as preparations towards the World Deaf Rugby championship in Argentina have the opportunity of training with the National coaches of the Ghana Rugby Federation who move from Accra to Kumasi to help the Team .
The President of the Deaf Rugby Association Mr Yaw Konadu revealed that the Wales game is geared towards preparations of the world championship which will take place in Argentina in 2023 , he also made it known that their Wales counterpart have arranged for series of matches for the Team in the United Kingdom and in all the team will be playing about seven (7) matches before their return to Ghana .
He was happy about the support the Team has so far received from the National Sports Authority , Ashanti Region since the Team started it’s training at the Ashanti Regional capital and as well grateful to the Herbert Mensah led Ghana Rugby Federation for all the support given to the Team . He again revealed that the Team was so happy to receive the National coaches from Accra who came to train them and will again be returning to Kumasi this coming Saturday.
In addition to the training the Team as well met with the Secretary of the Ashanti Regional NSA Mr Owusu Ansah who sat in for the Regional Director of the NSA , Mr Ansah commend the Team and it’s management for the efforts they have put into training so far and as well promise the Regional NSA support to the Team as far as their camping in the regional capital is concerned , he indicated that the Regional Director is committed to the cause of the Team and has promise his full support for the Team .
Mr Wilson Agbesi , the acting Secretary General of the Ghana Deaf Rugby Association Express his appreciation to the Ashanti Regional NSA for all the great support they have given to the team and again appeal to the NSA to continue it’s support for the Team , he as well stated that the Wales game is going to be a great preparations for the team as far as the World championship is concern and it is the target of the Team to do very well in the world championship in raising the flag of Ghana high once again as far as disability sports is concerned .
The Team will continue it’s training at Kumasi till depart to Wales on the 20th of April 2022.
By Akakpo Agodji (Deaf Rugby Association communications director)