Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has said the committee, has over the years made positive strides and looking forward to more in the coming years.
He said in his new year message that, his outfit was on track and preparing various federations adequately for the qualifiers towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Mensah said, the Chef Du Mission (CDM) for the 2020 Olympic Games and his team have been meeting and planning on how the nation can win Gold, as Tokyo, was the hosts when Freddy Blay won Bronze in Tokyo 1964, hence a historic venue for them.
He said, the appointment of CDMs now spreads over all federation heads and board members to get everyone involved in the planning for a better future for Ghana.
According to Mr. Mensah, the GOC now has a filing system and created a WhatsApp platform for all national federations heads to enhance communication and created a National Federations relations office for meetings and planning.
He revealed that the GOC secured sponsorship to pay the 2018 affiliation fees of various federations to their international federations and the Committee supported government with $150,000 toward Ghana’s participation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah, hinted that the GOC has reached a memorandum of understanding with Ashfoam to be the headline sponsor of Team Ghana and signed an MOU with the Town of Inawashiro to host Ghana’s preparations for two months prior to the Games.
He said, the team would have free access to training facilities feeding and accommodation for at least 30 man contingent from Ghana.
The GOC president said the newly elected Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOCA) president from Algeria, Mr. Mustafa Berraf would visit Ghana in April, this year to familiarize himself with sports administration in the country.