45 table tennis players in a justifier
Accra, Feb 13, GNA - The Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA)
last Saturday commenced the first of a series of
justify-your-inclusion exercise for selection of players
into the national table tennis team, the Golden Loopers.
The event held at the Borstal Institute in Accra, saw 45
players including 28 males and 17 females participating in
the exercise, which was jointly sponsored by J.A. Binney and
Co Limited and Squadron Leader Ebo Bartels, Chairman of the
The GTTA expects to select 12 players at the end of the
month-long exercise based on their individual build-up.
At the end of the one day exercise, defending champion,
Mohammed Ali of the Ghana Police Service won the male event
with Derek Abrefa and Felix Lartey picking the second and
third positions respectively.
In the female category, Linda Annor eased past sensational
Akosua Ketu to emerge the winner with Cecilia Danso placing
Even though the competition was opened to both local and
foreign players, the foreign based players failed to
announce their participation in the day old event.
Investigations gathered by the GNA Sports however indicate
that they will be joining subsequent justify-your-inclusion
The championship forms part of the nation’s preparations
towards the All Africa Games scheduled for Algeria in July
The GTTA intends sending six players after the exercise to
China for a three month intensive training tour.