The Central Region Taekwondo Association successfully ended their Inter Club competition on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
The Competition which began on Sunday, January 27 saw 50 participants from 6 clubs going through promotion test before the main competition for Seniors, Juniors and Cadet.
The group format had clubs like Police basic school, AME Zion school, St Nicholas school, Philip Quarke Boys and Girls, and Golden Dragons club from Cape Coast, competing for honours and pride.
Derick Ngedah in the male Seniors first category emerged the winner, with Villas Ekow Villas and Shiva Amissah following in the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. In the second category, Rauf Osman defied all odds to clinch the 1st position with Vincent Anthony Dadzie settling for the 2nd spot. De-Graft Boateng and Kwame Ato Asiedu came 3rd and 4th accordingly.
Still, in the seniors, Anita Halm defeated Ganga Anakwa to win it, while Anita Gamedi picked the 3rd spot in the female category.
In the Juniors, David Gamedi picked the 1st spot while Robert Hagan took the 2nd position in the first category. The second category saw Hamza Mohammed standing tall, as he came 1st with Uth-Mann Adams picking the 2nd position. John Bentum and Kojo Prah placed 3rd and 4th.
The female side of the Juniors saw Augustina Gyamfi Sam picking the first spot, with her opponent Sarah Donkor going for the 2nd place.
Nathan Obeng Anim came 1st, with other competitors, Afriyie Edna and Moses Anakwa going away with 2nd and 3rd places accordingly in the Cadet first category. The second category only had Nathan Carlson and Augustine Gablah coming 1st and 2nd respectively. The Cadet female saw Aseye Ewoenam exhibit great courage to emerge, winner, whereas Laura Carlson came 2nd.
The one-week event which saw the support of Nana Dzama II and others saw all winners presented with Certificates.Chairman of the Central Region Taekwondo Association, Chief Superintendent Jonathan Akuetteh Lamptey tells Herosportsgh.com, they need strong support especially from the Korean Embassy to organize the Central Open.
“We are now feverishly preparing for August and looking out for sponsors to make it great. We also want to appeal to the Korean Embassy to support us with Uniforms to be given to participants. We love the sport here in the region but lack the equipment, the reason why we are calling on the Korean Embassy.”
The Central Taekwondo Association is poised to hold their maiden Central Open Championship which is scheduled to come off in August 2019.
The event was attended by Taekwondo experts from other parts of the country including Martin Prince Oppan, who is Technical Director of the Western Taekwondo Association, Master Sumana Hassan from Greater Accra and Owusu Xornam Atta, a 1st Dan Black Belt who was honoured in Korea.