Officials and athletes of the Ghana Deaf team were spotted at Kantamanto on Saturday morning buying sportswear for Ghana’s contingent for the World Deaflympics slated for Turkey. Kantamanto is a suburb of Accra where second hand clothes are sold.
Ghana’s preparations for the games have seen very little support from the National Sports Authority and the government. Sources say, the government did not fund the budget for any of their activities of Deaflympics Team for the tournament.
Currently, team Ghana is in two separate camps at Mensah Sarbah Hall at the University of Ghana and Simpa Hall at the University of Education, Winneba.
When contacted, Mr. Oti-Asirifi Mensah, who is the National Media Coordinator confirmed that some of the officials and the athletes were at Kantamanto alright but “they had gone there to do first selection for themselves”. ” Kantamanto is a common place for all manner of persons, so they went there to buy sportswear and some few items “, he told this reporter.
Grapevine sources say with 24 hours to the opening ceremony, Ghana’s Deaflympics team has neither training kits nor kits for the games including track suits for the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony of the 2017 Deaflympics