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Other Sports of Thursday, 16 November 2017


GOC secures $46.2k grant for seven athletes

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has secured a total of $46200k preparation grant for seven Ghanaian athletes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Each of these athletes takes home a scholarship of $6,600 as a form of grant from game organizers to assist them qualify and prepare for next year’s multi-sports event in Australia.

These athletes are Emmanuel Dasor and Atsu Nyamadi – Athletics, Derek Abrefa-Table Tennis, Mohammed Azumah-Boxing, Grace Atipaka-Badminton, Richmond Osarfo-Weightlifting and Felix Acheampong-Para Sports.

In a statement chanced upon by Starr Sports;

It said, the initiative was in “pursuant to the applications received from federations in respect of the commonwealth games grant.

“As indicated earlier each athlete is entitled to the equivalent of a maximum of £5,000 for preparation towards the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

The statement further noted that, “Federation Presidents should kindly apply for the release of the funds indicating in writing what the funds would be used for.

It added that federations would be required to account fully (with receipts) for any funds released to them.

“The money awarded is for the benefit of the athlete to assist in qualifying and or preparing for the Commonwealth games”. It stated.

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