Teams from the regions of Ghana are seriously training in their various places ahead of the 2nd edition of the National Goalball Championship.
The annual event which is slated from 21st – 25th September 2017 will take place at the University of Cape Coast Sports Hall.
The five days event will see all the 10 regions in Ghana (Gt.Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Western, Central, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong-Ahafo and Volta Region) competing for honours.
Takoradi hosted the maiden edition which was graced by the life patron of the Ghana Goalball Association Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah, first son of Ghana’s late President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
President of Central Region Ghana Blind Union Mr. Julius Braimah believes the stage is set for his region to dominate and make history by winning the Championship.
“We have submitted our list of players to the Organisers tells you how serious we are to win this years championship,” he said. “Looking the moral in camp by my players, it gonna be a host and win,” he added.
The Greater Accra Sports Authority in collaboration with the Sports Wing of the Ghana Blind Union (GBU), organized its first ever Greater Accra Blind Sport (Goalball) Nucleus Team Championship.
The championship, held at the Accra Sports Stadium, saw four Goalball teams comprising two female and two male teams from the University of Ghana and Accra Metro participating in the maiden Nucleus Team Championship for the visually impaired.
The championship, was used to raise a Regional Nucleus Blind Sports (Goalball) team for preparation towards participation in local and international championships, as well as create awareness on Goalball as an emerging sporting discipline for athletes with visual impairment in the region.
The Goalball game is organized for virtually impaired persons in Sports.