In a display of remarkable talent and sportsmanship, Team Ghana made a significant impact at the ITF/CAT West and Central African Junior Individual & Team’s Championships held in Togo from January 6 to 14, 2024. Team Ghana secured a prestigious 2nd place overall in the highly competitive tournament, emphasizing their prowess in the 14 & Under and 16 & Under categories. This achievement adds to the nation’s growing reputation as a force to be reckoned with in junior tennis.
In the Boys 14 Singles, Isaac Akuaku claimed a well-deserved Silver, while Samuel Obido Ayettey and Mathew Nyarkoh showcased their skill, securing Bronze and fourth place, respectively. The duo of Akuaku and Obido dominated the Boys 14 Doubles, clinching the Gold with a stellar performance.
The Boys 14 Team Event witnessed a spectacular display of teamwork, with Samuel Obido, Mathew Nyarkoh, and Isaac Akuaku securing the Gold, showcasing their collective strength and determination. In the Girls 14 Doubles, Angel Bagerbaseh and Lisel Ampah added to the medal tally with a commendable Silver.
Boys 16 Team Event:
In the Boys 16 Team Event, Team Ghana secured a proud third place, earning a Bronze and further solidifying their presence on the regional tennis stage.
Behind the Success:
The coaching brilliance of Yahaya MaCauley and Charles Abugbila, guiding the boys and girls, respectively, played a pivotal role in Team Ghana’s stellar performance. The coordination efforts of Cedric Dzelu, Vice President of the Ghana Tennis Federation, ensured seamless teamwork and organization.
Team Ghana’s outstanding performance not only brings glory to the nation but also highlights the promising future of tennis in Ghana. The dedication, skill, and teamwork exhibited by the young athletes indicate a bright future for Ghanaian tennis on the international stage.
In conclusion, Team Ghana’s achievements at the ITF/CAT West and Central African Junior Championships are a testament to the nation’s growing tennis prowess. With talented players, dedicated coaches, and effective coordination, Ghana has firmly established itself as a rising force in junior tennis, setting the stage for even greater accomplishments in the future.
This commendable performance is testament to the fact that Ghana tennis is gradually and steadily moving in the right direction, under the able leadership of GTF President, Mr. Isaac Aboagye Duah and his indefatigable board.
Vice President, Ghana Tennis Federation