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Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s Goalball Team Will Qualify – Blind Sports Prez

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Ghana Blind Sports Association, President, Eric Kissi   has set a target of  qualifying three sports disciplines to the next Paralympic Games in Tokyo Japan 2020.

The Blind Sports Association is said to be working with a five year development plan to improve blind sports in the country meaning the Goalball discipline will be well introduced in the Universities and second cycle schools.

The Blueprint will also see to the development  of blind Judo, Showdown Tennis, Blind football and Athletics for the visually impaired to have access to all sports competitions, disciplines at the Paralympic Games.

Meanwhile, this year’s African Union Day Goalball Competition is slated for Kumasi and will be held at the KNUST Campus.

The host region, Ashanti Region will be joined by Greater Accra and the Brong Ahafo regions to commemorate the Africa Union Day.

However, according to the President of the Ghana Blind Sports Association, Eric Kissi, the event is to create more awareness and prepare the regions for the national championship to be held in Tamale in August this year.

“We have a target, and our plan is to qualify three or more events to the next Paralympic games in Tokyo in 2020 that is of blind Judo, Showdown Tennis, Blind football and Athletics.

“Government should come to our aid to help grow the sports in the country so we can compete on the continent and in the World before competing in Tokyo,” Kissi Boateng told Starrsports.

The Ghana Blind Sports Association in 2015 introduced the national Goalball championship and in 2016 the Africa Union DAY Goalball event was also created to create more awareness on blind sports.

Source: Starrsportsgh

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