Bright Dzotsiafe and 5 other Table Tennis players battled their way through to represent the Volta Region and the upcoming Sports Festival after a one-day competition held at Denu on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Dzotsiafe, who was ranked 1st among many other players who showed up at the Centre for National Culture exhibited a high sense of resilience against his opponents. Dodzi Norvihoho and Edinam Tsar are the other two male counterparts who got selected for the July event in Cape Coast.
In the female category also, Valeria Yayra stood tall in all 8 players who turned up for the competition. Second seed Millicent Selorm and third seed Abigail Haenyeame with 4 and 3 points respectively join Valeria who topped with 6 points.
Head Coach of the regional Table Tennis Association, David Senyo Ahiaba tells TalksenseSports, they will have their current top players for both male and female play the selected players to finalize their squad for the festival.
“We had a very successful justify although the number expected couldn’t turn up. Indigenous players came from Alapkle, Atorkor, Kasoa, Keta, Accra, Denu, Ho, Torkor, Kpetoe and Sogakope. Our top players for both male and female were unable to come. Hopefully, they will be available and compete with the selected players latest by first Saturday of July 2018. The second justify will help us get our top three players for each category. The male player, Selassie Setorwofia is currently outside the country while the female player Malwine Akator is currently engaged with the equally important assignment.”
The decision to allow for the second justify is based on the best practice so as to get a formidable team for the national Sports festival.
The Sports Festival which is slated for July 29 through to August 9 promises to be better than last year’s edition, with the inclusion of teams from the security, Technical University and the public University.
The Volta Regional Table Tennis Association, therefore, hopes to do better than their previous performance, finishing 5th overall.