Sports News of Friday, 17 September 2021
The Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) has inaugurated an11-member Local Organising Committee (LOC) to oversee the successful hosting of the 14th Confederation of Africa Swimming (CANA) African Seniors and Juniors Swimming and Open Water Championship at the Bukom International Pool (Trust Sports Emporium) in Accra and Akosombo.
The 14th CANA African Seniors and Juniors Swimming and Open Water Championship would be held from 11to17th October, 2021, and Ghana got the nod to host the event after successfully organising the CANA African Zone 2 Junior Championship at the same venue in March 2019.
The 11-member committee were; Frederick Acheampong, Vivian Vinette Dougblor, Tamimu Issah, Dina Dankowaa Boateng, Sirina Mohammed, Saha Kambo-Lamptey, Seth Nti, Mrs Delphina Quaye, Mrs. Helena Williams, Mr. Charles Mensah and Ayishatu Farida Iddriss.
Mrs. Delphina Quaye President of the GSA said “With the experience and exposure from our notable and noble people, I believe the 14th CANA African Seniors and Juniors Swimming and Open Water Championship would be one of the best”.
Professor Peter Twumasi Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), commended the Swimming Association for being one of the five federations that were represented at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and made a good impact.
He sworn in the LOC and assured the Swimming Association of full support from the NSA and Ministry of Youth & Sports.
Madam Saha Kambo-Lamptey, on behalf of the LOC urged the media to promote the event and appealed to corporate Ghana to support the international competition which will promote tourism in Ghana.