The swimming team of Ghana will departed for Gold Coast Australia ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with the hope of winning medal.

The team comprising of Rebecca Asare, Ayawere Maya, Abeiku Jackson, USA based Duke Jason Arthur and Coach Kojo Abbew Jackson were looking confident prior to departure.

President of the Ghana Swimming Association [GSA], Theo Wilson Edzie charged the young swimmers to go out there and do what they love doing best and surprise the world.

He was very optimistic that the 4 gallant Ghanaian swimmers for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are going to shine, and even if they do not get the gold, they are going to dish out golden performances, like how a BBC Commentator once described the glides and strokes of Abeiku Jackson, Ghana’s leading swimmer at the last Games.

Ghana swimming team departs for Gold Coast
Ghana swimming team departs for Gold Coast
He advised them to swim to their best and appreciated their efforts at training, and trusted that one of them could be an African and World champion.

He thanked the coach and the NSA Board chairman, Hon Kwadwo Baah Agyeman and the Vice President of the Ghana Olympic Committee [GOC] Paul Atchoe, who were present as guests to give the swimmers motivation and extra support.

Theo Wilson Edzie informed them that plans are in progress for a bigger and better platform in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which should be their target for fame and honour.

The NSA Board chairman advised them to be confident and motivate themselves and the chosen few and be signals of hope.

“I know that with the prayers of Ghanaians, you are going to excel. The government has promised $5,000 for gold, while an Australian businessman wishes to top it up with $10,000, this can support your education, do be focused and do your best for Ghana” he said.

Also present were parents and relatives of the swimmers.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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