About 17 persons have passed the Basic Armwrestling Referees program in Accra organized by the Ghana Armwrestling Federation in collaboration with ABL’s Eagle Extra Stout [EES].

Participants who were drawn from Western, Volta, Northern, Eastern, The Brong Zone, Togo, Security Services and Armwrestling Clubs were presented with certificates at the end of the training course at the Body Fitness Center in Dansoman, Accra.

John Baptiste Akado, Brands Manager for ABL’s Eagle Extra Stout said “The decision to partner GAF in their development expansion is purely professionalism and we’re glad they [GAF] have lived the mandate”.

Eagle Extra Stout and GAF starting this month will commence the Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge which would see the sport being promoted in selected cities across the country.

Season one of the ESS Challenge will tour Tarkwa, Koforidua, Kumasi and Bolgatanga while Season Two will also hit Ho, Cape Coast, Tamale and Accra to determine the ESS National Champion.

It would be recalled that the ESS Challenge begun at the Sunyani Technical University and after a successful event, management agreed to replicate the event across the country.

Armwrestling, the fastest growing sports and the most talk about apart from football is expanding into the regions.

The sport in 2years has won 100 continental medals for Ghana.

Source: Ken Odeng Adade

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