Ghana Fencing President Mo Mahadi attends FIE congress in Paris

President of Ghana Fencing Association Mohammed Mahadi was among the 153 delegates at the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Congress meeting in Paris [France], accomplishing multiple decisions and procedures as part of its official charter.

The 2018 congress was well attended by 135 federations  plus FIE Commissions and Councils, members of the Executive Committee and members of honour.

In addition to this year’s Congress, the FIE is also celebrating its 105th anniversary.

According to the president of the Ghana Fencing Association, he used the opportunity to hold meetings with some of the developed countries in fencing such us Germany, Denmark and Hungary.

‘In a meeting with the President of Denmark Fencing Federation he has agreed to support the Ghana Fencing Association in our fencing school program next year.’

He says Ghana has signed a protocol agreement with Germany for the first German Ambassador Cup.

Mahadi visited Hungary on his way to Paris for the Hungarian National Fencing Championship and start preparation for Ghana’s participation in the World Championship that will be hosted in Hungary next 2019 and serves as the 2020 Olympics Games qualifier.

American Samoa was newest member to be admitted to the fencing family at the Congress.

After meeting the President of IOC, which was an honor, Mahadi believes the hope is a signal of team Ghana qualifying to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

STORY BY  Sammy Heywood Okine

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