The Ghana Bodybuilders and Fitness Association (GBFA) has presented trophies and medals won at the Arnold Classic Africa Competition in South Africa to the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Mustapha Ussif.
The delegation was led by President of the Association, Mr. Abdul Hayye Yartey.
The national team, Black Muscles, displayed some level of fitness and power after Ghana’s number one bodybuilder, Godwin Frimpong was pronounced as the overall men’s bodybuilder.
The exceptional bodybuilder swept the gold medal in the men’s middleweight category with a win over other 13 other competitors.
Other team members also won bronze and silver medals which helped team Ghana emerge champions of the competition.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Ussif, on behalf of the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, commended the bodybuilders for putting up an impressive performance in South Africa.
He urged the athletes to keep training hard to attain higher glory for themselves and the country as a whole,
“Whatever we are going to do to ensure that those of you who are now professional bodybuilders will progress and go to the global stage where you will have the global world competition to participate, you have the support of the government.”
He advised the GBFA and other national federations to inform the ministry ahead of time whenever they have a tournament to participate, so that the government can prepare and be able to facilitate their participation.
He again congratulated the team for putting Ghana on the map.
Mr. Abdul Hayye Yartey thanked the President of Ghana for his support and also assured the Minister that the team would do their best to win more trophies and medals when supported financially.
Ghana would be hosting the West Africa Bodybuilding competition next year.