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Sports News of Sunday, 21 April 2019


30 countries to participate in McDan ITF World tour

Isaac Aboagye Duah, President of the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF), has said about 30 participants from Africa and Europe, would participate in the fifth edition of the McDan International Tennis Federation (ITF) World tour, in Accra.

The competition, billed for Monday, April 29-4 May, at the tennis court of the Accra Sports Stadium, was opened to all players, with a cash prize of $5,000.

Speaking at a short launch held in Accra, the GTF president praised the headline sponsor, McDan Group of Companies led by the CEO Daniel McKorley for supporting the sport for the past five years.

On his part, the event which started in 2014 as a local competition, has now gained international recognition adding that, the move has revived tennis in Ghana.

He pointed out that McDan’s effort in reaching the ITF status should be highly commended.

To him, the McDan ITF tour where players will participate for ITF/ATP points and money is a welcoming news which needs commendation.

Mr. Gerald Owusu Ansah, the Head of Marketing of McDan Foundation, pledged his outfit’s continuous support to tennis.

He said “Organizing an ITF tournament has been a challenge for the Tennis Federation but through the McDan Foundation we have been able to secure sanction from ITF and we believe in no time we will produce stars from Ghana.

“I sit here today instead of CEO Dr. Daniel McKorley as the Foundation head, to let you know that the Foundation will continue to sponsor more ITF tourney next year.”

Emelia Gyasi, the Assistant Marketing for Twellium Industries Limited said, “We join McDan five years ago and we realized it was a good platform for us to project our products.

“Associating ourselves with the McDan tennis tourney has projected our products in Ghana and beyond.”

The tourney has received supports from Twellium Industries, Palace Decor, Interplast Company Limited, Hollard Insurance and FOX Cooling.