Mr. Amefu, who organized the third edition of the Greater Accra Taekwondo Open, where Jacob Quarshie emerged as the best fighter, said with the skills exhibited and with adequate training and infrastructure, Ghana will make a mark in international competitions.

He said “I will do all it takes for us to qualify for the next Olympics. I have taken it upon myself to develop the senior Taekwondo practitioners as well.

“Looking at the fights at the Olympics, Ghana should have done better if we were represented in Taekwondo. So we have to start from somewhere so that in the next Olympics we surely be there’’.

Mr. Amefu, who doubles as the Norlympics President, said Ghana started developing the discipline ahead of Cote d’ I voire, but the latter is progressing because they (Cote d’ Ivoire) have a good management team.

“We are lacking infrastructures to develop the sport in the country. If the right things are done, I think we will achieve results. We must select qualified people for the art.

“Look at how Taekwondo is progressing in Cote d’ voire, though we started the sport before them. This is because they have a good management team. Our players fight without without modern techniques and skills, which is very worrying.”

The chairman stressed his committed to develop the sport in Ghana to its highest level.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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