ECOWAS GAMES 2012

1. REGULATIONS FOR VOLLEYBALL EVENTS

2. REGULATIONS FOR HAND BALL EVENTS

3. REGULATIONS FOR WRESTLING

4. REGULATIONS FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS

5. REGULATIONS FOR BOXING EVENTS

WATCH LIVE EVENTS


QUOTES

Hope Jacob “I believe that I will be an active athlete for the next 15 years”.

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Josephine Omaka ‘I was leading the race but I slacked a little and the Ghanaian took advantage of that to win’. 

QUOTES

Emmanuel Dasor, “It has been very difficult and I must admit that the Nigerians are good. I wanted gold but I got bronze, but am still grateful to God”.

QUOTES

Tamunotoye Brigss, Gold medalist “I worked and trained very hard for many weeks before the competition. I believe in God who gives me strength in everything I do. I have made many friends and even learnt the azonto dance.”

QUOTES

Mathew Nantiere (Gold medalist)  “I’m very happy with my performance. I realized that my competitors did not have the finishing power. I knew I had the finishing power and I’m not surprise I was able to overtake the Nigerian.

PRESS BRIEFING

The chairman of the LOC is holding a press briefing on the ongoing ECOWAS games on wednesday, 20th June, 2012, at 10.00am at the media centre of the Accra sports stadium.

AKWASI SARPONG

CHAIRMAN

QUOTES

Sierra Leone Volleyball Coach, Sorie Kamara - ‘This is an exciting result for the team.  We are here to win the competition and hope to beat our next opponent by the same margin.”

QUOTES

The Niger coach,  Yacoubou Harouna, -‘I am disappointed with our performance and the outcome.  We are however optimistic about our chances in the rest of the matches.  This team is playing in an international tournament for the first time so lack of exposure affected us.

QUOTES

Martha Bavon- Ghana Female Volleyball Captain “determination and hard work help us triumph over Cote d’Ivoire. We will replicate it in our subsequent games in order to end the competition with medals.”

QUOTES

Burkina Faso Volleyball Coach,  Dembele Ludovic “my team lacked  serving, receiving and blocking power today. But we hope to correct our mistakes and do better our subsequent games”.

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Niger Volleyball Coach, Yacoubou Harouna,  “We are in a very difficult group and feel very happy for winning today. To be in the semi-finals is within our plan for the tournament. We will maintain our focus throughout”.

FINAL MEDAL TABLE (Friday : 22/06/2012 : 2:00pm)

 

COUNTRY RANKING

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOTAL

GHANA

17

11

9

37

NIGERIA

13

16

6

35

SENEGAL

4

1

2

7

NIGER

2

2

3

7

COTE D’IVOIRE

2

0

0

2

BENIN

1

0

2

3

TOGO

1

0

0

1

BURKINA FASO

0

3

3

6

LIBERIA

0

1

0

1

MALI

0

0

5

5

SIERRA LEONE

0

0

2

2

TOTAL QUANTITY

40

34

32

106

 

 

GHANA OVERTAKE NIGERIA ON MEDAL TABLE

IMG 5594Ghana staged a last minute fight to overhaul rivals Nigeria from the summit of the medal table after the later led throughout the last six days in the ending Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games.

The host racked in five gold medals in boxing at the finals held at the rlg Hathramani Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium late Thursday to push up the ladder.

With the hall filled to capacity; the crowd cheered on quintet Jessie Lartey, Duke Michah, Sulemanu Tetteh, Lawson Railwan and Emmanuel Martey to go for gold and they responded with victories that left the partisan supporters chanting.

Fans favourite Michah who won every bout on his way to the final by way of knockout , defeated Benin’s Adande Jesugnon 11-6 after three rounds in the flyweight category .

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FIVE GHANAIAN BOXERS FOR FINALS

IMG 6350Five Ghanaian boxers have qualified for the final of the ongoing Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games.

The quintet booked their places in the final with convincing results in the semi-final held on Thursday at the Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.

Fan’ favourite Duke Micah maintained his short cut run with a second round knockout victory over Senegalese Moustapha Mbalke in the flyweight division. Micah will face Jesugnon Adande of Benin, who beat Moussa Sahaba of Nigeria in the battle for gold.

In the bantamweight category, Sulemana Tetteh also defeated Mohamadou Bohari of Nigeria 8-3 to set up a final date with Nigerian Okerinde Semiu. Semiu outclassed Amed Sadek of Burkina Faso 14-7.

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VOLLEY BALL FINALS ON THURSDAY

IMG 5066The stage is set for the finals of the male and female volleyball competition at the second edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games underway in Ghana on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

After four days of exciting matches, the curtain will be drawn at the Accra Sports Stadium when host, Ghana and Niger lock horns in the male finals. Benin and Togo will compete for bronze. 

On the women front, Ghana plays Cote D’Ivoire in the finals

IVORIANS WIN HANDBALL GOLD

IMG 5075Cote D’Iviore female Handball team on Wednesday spanked hosts Ghana to claim Gold at the second edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games underway in Accra after an entertaining duel.

The Ivorians proved superior in every department to defeat Ghana 27-12 to pluck their first gold medal at the competition that have brought 11 countries on the sub region together.

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LOC CHAIRMAN LAUDS GAMES OFFICIALS

IMG 6167Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the ongoing Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) Games has lauded the officiating team for their apt performance at competition that ends in Accra on Friday.

“I must admit that I have been very impressed with the organization of the games and the manner in which the officiating team has fared this far.”

The LOC Chairman told the media at a press conference on Wednesday that the bi-annual games which is yet to witness any unfair officiating to warrant protest from any quarters is indicative of the high level of performance exhibited by the officials.

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NIGERIA DOMINATE 200M MEN EVENT

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Nigeria emerged superior in the 200m men’s event at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games winning both gold and silver.    

Tamunotoye Briggs won the race at 21.44 whilst compatriot Jonathan Nmaju won silver at 21.55.    

Local favourite Emmanuel Dasor managed bronze with a time of 21.73 whilst colleague David Amoo-Mends finished a distance fourth at 21.73.Read More Meanwhile Ghana shrugged off stiff opposition to win the 4x400 men’s gold, putting up a thrilling performance that got the partisan crowd chanting.     The quartet; Ampem Kojo Tuffuor, John O’Brien, Daniel Gyasi and Collins Mensah lived up to billing finishing the race at a time of 3:12:22s, leaving the Nigerian team, Charles Ebelebe, Chukuwa Madunta, Promise Anosike and Abbas Abubakar to settle for silver with a time of 3:13:04.    

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