Story by Sammy Heywood Okine and Rubby Doamekpor
The first ever African Continental Mini-golf Championship is to be held in Ghana at the Sports City Arena at Ridge, Accra from Thursday July 26 to Sunday July 29, 2018.
The Sports Director of the World Mini-golf Sports Federation, Mr. Pasi Aho in an exclusive interview he is very proud that Ghana is hosting the first ever African Continental Mini-golf Championship and it is a great enthusiasm for many golf players especially for Ghanaians.
“I am very happy to be a part of the first time African Continental Mini-golf Championship here in Accra, Mr. Aho stated”.
The Director mentioned that, within the sports fraternity, playing golf ball is one of the beautiful and a competitive games to play as it is played between both young and old with a high sense of intelligence.
According to Mr. Pasi Aho, the championship is organized in many other continents such as Europe, Asia, while the world championship is organized after two years. The last World Championship was held in Croatia, Europe and China is billed to host the next world championship.
“It is a great year and Ghana is privileged to host this year’s African Continental Mini-golf Championship, he mentioned “.
There are 120 participants, 90 males and 30 females respectively competing for this year’s African Continental Mini-golf Championship from fifteen different countries mainly Anglophone and Francophone countries.
This year’s tournament is to kick start on Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July, 2018. The first session which starts on Friday would last through to Saturday night. There would be a Coca-Cola knockout gala played on Sunday which is a second separate competition and a big championship.
There is a major prize package for the winner of the Coca-Cola knockout gala from the major sponsor of the African Continental Championship, Coca-Cola company limited. It is a participation prize for $50.000 tournament in Las Vegas, United States of America. There is also a total prize of more than $1 million for the winner of the championship.
The climax of the competition comes off Sunday night with a closing ceremony and presentation of prizes. Coca-Cola is the major sponsor.
The organizers of the United States tournament in Las Vegas M. O. S. P. and other local companies who deal in mobile phones are among the sponsors.