Ladies in Ghana have been advised to engage more into sports as a way of fighting the deadly pandemic, Covid-19.
Madam Elizabeth King, Chairperson of the Women Sports Commission of Ghana has commended the organisers of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) for adhering to the safety and health protocols issued by the health authorities.
She said the weekend was buzzing with sports action by women and girls and it was exciting.
She was happy all restrictions including checking temparatures, washing of hands with soap under running water, usage of sanitizers, wearing of nose masks and social distancing were observed by players, officials and spectators.
While the footballers were exchanging pleasantries on the green turfs all over the country, the tennis rising stars were also exhibiting amazing volleys and strokes at the Accra Tennis Centre.
Naa Anyema Mckorley was declared winner in the opening of the Ladies Challenger series after beating Annette Cruickshank.
General Manager for Second Serve Tennis Shop Michael Asianowah Sekyere said, ‘I’m happy with the level exhibited. We had 27 women for the edition. We hope the number increases in the next edition’.
The first week matches of the 2020/2021 WPL produced classic display and exciting outcomes. The pick of the pack was Berry Ladies beating Immigration Ladies 3-2 in an thrilling duel that resulted in five goals.
Madam King, who is Vice President of the Ghana Hockey Association (GHA) advised women and girls to be active and engage in more physical activities and sports like playing hockey, golf, volleyball, handball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, football, jogging, swimming, walking and aerobics.
“An active and healthy person is a winner against Covid-19” she said.