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”.

QUOTES

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”.

QUOTES

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

 

 

VEEP CALLS FOR EFFECTIVE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

veepGhana’s Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called for effective partnership between government and the corporate sector to make sporting activities professional and a major job market. He said: “Sports is becoming a big business in the world and most of the rich professionals we find all over are sports personalities, and we therefore need to develop it to create more jobs for our teeming youth in the country.”

The Vice President who was opening the six-day second annual ECOWAS Games in Accra noted that the Africa continent was increasing in population and there was therefore the need for massive investment in sports to become a major arena for job creation and talent building.

Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Mali, Liberia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone Cote D’Ivoire are the 11 countries participants in the Games which will feature handball, volleyball, boxing, athletics and traditional wrestling.

Mr Mahama said that although government had prioritized sports in its developmental agenda, scarcity and limited resources were impeding such a progress, and noted that a partnership with the private sector could set as an elaborate springboard for growth and development.

Vice President Mahama said apart from serving as a job market, sports has the potential of providing fitness for all and advised Ghanaians to at least engage themselves in one game or the other to remain strong and healthy.

He commended all the local organizations that sponsored and supported the programme and called on the sportsmen and women to justify the investment put in the event to ensure it becomes a success by exhibiting high level of sportsmanship in this year’s Games and succeeding ones.

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