The Ghana Blind Sports Association is all but set for the 4th [2019] edition of AU DAY Goalball and Football competition in Sunyani on Saturday, May 25 to commemorate this year’s African Union Day.

Four regions Greater Accra, Central region and the Ashanti region will join the host Bono region for this year’s event. Central region and the Bono region are taking part in this competition for the first time since it was introduced in 2014. Eastern Region, Greater Accra and the Ashanti region have hosted the previous events.

The organizers have introduced blind football alongside goalball as they try to popularize blind sports in Ghana and also prepare the regions ahead of the national goalball, blind football competitions to select athletes to represent Ghana at the international level.

The African Day is an annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, established in 1963. The day is observed in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Ghana Blind Sports Association is the sports wing of the Ghana Blind Union, and affiliated to the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and mandated to develop blind sports in association with the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana.

Source: Philip Otuo