The President of the Ghana Badminton Federation, Evans Yeboah says there are plans in place to honor their international competition following the easing of restrictions on non contacts sports by the President of Ghana.
President Nana Akuffo Addo, in his 10th national address on measures taken on the COVID-19 by the government announced that non contact sports in the country can commence activities.
Among the non contact sporting activities is badminton.
According to president Evans Yeboah, his federation immediately after the announcement of President issued some guidelines to it’s members an stakeholders across the country.
” After the President’s (H.E Akuffo Addo) announcement, we came up with guidelines for all our members and stakeholders across the country.
“We then followed up with a detailed guideline in terms of how they should operate and how they should get ready to play on and off court,” he mentioned in a zoom conference call partnership with GTV Sports + and Happy 98.9 FM under the theme: “Effects of COVID-19 on least financed sports in Ghana” on Thursday.
In addition, he said: ” we have a major competition to partake in October, because we are the holders of the African Youth Championship and we have to defend the title in Benin.
” So we are using the opportunity to camp our athletes as most of them are not in school.
” We also have the World Juniors Championship which will be held in New Zealand in January next year.
“So it’s a preparatory ground for us and we are trying to ignite the athletes we have around.”
Submitted: Fidel Deke