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Regional Sports News
THE ULTRA modern Astro Turf project, being constructed at Abbey’s Park, in the Manhyia South Constituency, is progressing rapidly.
The completion of the project would lead to the grassless park being developed into a modern park.
The Astro Turf project is the brainchild of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South Constituency, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
The MP, who is also the Education Minister, is embarking on the project as part of his efforts to develop sporting activities in the constituency.
A certain private company that had realized the splendid works of the Manhyia South lawmaker, decided to support him with the big project.
Works on the Astro Turf project officially kick-started some few weeks ago but the contractor seemed to have done a lot of work already.
During the paper’s visit to Abbey’s Park during the week, huge machines were seen digging ground in preparation for the astro turf project to take place.
Dr. Prempeh, affectionately called ‘Napo’, prior to the start of the project, stated that sports development in is constituency is one of his core objectives.
He indicated that the astro turf project would definitely offer appropriate training ground where future Blacks Stars players would be unearthed at Ash Town.
According to him, aside the astro turf, a building at Abbey’s Park, which contains a library and other offices, would also be refurbished for the youth to use.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
A nationwide hunt for contestants who will vie for the $20,000 reward for this year’s Maltavator Challenge will begin in November.
The Maltavator challenge is an obstacle course competition that tests contestants physically and mentally through a variety of games and obstacles.
Premium malt drink producer, Malta Guinness has promised a fresh, bigger and exciting Maltavator Challenge season 2. This year will see 10 contestants recruited from each of the four zones across the country to compete for a spot among the final 10 who will later represent Ghana at the Pan-African Maltavator Championship.
They will battle it out with contestants from 5 other African countries; Ethiopia, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya and Nigeria for the grand prize of $20,000.Last year, two Ghanaians picked up the 1st and 2nd runner-up positions in the Pan-African championship which was won by Ethiopia’s Keariam Abera.
The Brand Manager of Malta Guinness, Roland Ofori said, “This year, Malta Guinness is inviting more contestants from even more countries to turn their goodness into greatness. In Ghana we have opened it up to find the most enthusiastic and energetic Ghanaians to represent their nation.”
The first regional challenge is set for November 3, at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra. It will be followed by Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale on November 10, 17 and 24 respectively.”
From The Sports Desk
Africa’s leading Pay-TV service operator, StarTimes, yesterday launched Ghana’s first ever obstacle course challenge competition.
Yesterday, being the 30th anniversary of StarTimes, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to providing subscribers with the best of compelling content.
The competition dubbed ‘Ghana Challenge’ is a sports entertainment competition show, which will be held at the Bojo Beach Resort, Accra. It features hundreds of competitors attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty for cash prizes of up to $5,000.
Each competitor is expected to overcome various physical obstacles in the form of hurdles, rope climbing, digging, sack racing and a lot more within the shortest possible time to automatically qualify for the finals.
Being the first sports entertainment competition program in Ghana for both sexes, StarTimes seeks to unite Ghanaian celebrities with their fans as they all participate on a common ground for the ultimate prize.
The Ghana Challenge 2018 launch was graced by some Ghanaian celebrities who dared their colleagues and fans to take up the challenge and compete against them at the Bojo Beach for the bragging right and cash prizes.
StarTimes Head of Marketing, Akofa Djankui, called on all exuberant Ghanaian celebrities and the general public to register for the Ghana challenge and show what is hidden under their sleeves.
The competition will be premiered on the StarTimes Adepa TV channel 247 in December 2018 as one of the key entertainment contents for the yuletide.
To participate, one must download the StarTimes Mobile App (StarTimes ON), click on the Ghana Challenge 2018 banner post and follow the prompt to register before October 23.
From The Sports Desk
Bonsu, Country Manager, Kiku Shelter for Children
KIKU SHELTER for Children at Ekyem, in the Ejisu Municipality, has developed a nice-looking football pitch at its premises.
The park had been developed by management of the home to give a platform to children, who have interest in football, to train.
The sublime looking park is located right at the forecourt of the beautiful home, which was established on March 22, 2015.
Kiku Kinderhaus Foundation, a popular non-governmental organization (NGO) in Germany, established the home at Ekyem.
The home provides a safe shelter for victims of child trafficking, child abuse, missing children and children in need of shelter.
Eric Bonsu, the Country Director of Kiku Shelter for Children at Ekyem, said the park was constructed to entertain the children.
He also said the park is intended to offer a golden platform for children, sent to the home, who have football talents, to develop their talents.
According to him, the park had been very useful as most of the children, notably the males, usually train in football on a daily basis.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,Kumasi
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