Africa World Airlines (AWA) has presented a sponsorship package worth $10,000 to the Ghana Table Tennis Federation (GTTF) their participation in the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open, which begins in Lagos today.
The package is made up of an unlimited number of international and domestic round trip tickets for any competition the Association will engage in.
It will also stretch to the on-going table tennis league as players who are based outside Accra will be flown to and fro on match days to participate in the league.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AWA, Captain Samuel Thompson said they were not only committed in taking from society by flying passengers and keeping everything to themselves, but also pride themselves in giving back to society, and sports is one of the many key sector to support.
“We are committed to helping grow the sports of Table Tennis in the country and spread our talents beyond the boarders of the country hence we coming on board to airlift the players to take part in the ITTF organised Challenge tournament.
Captain Thompson noted that his outfit is ready to help make the table tennis league better and very strong hence they offering to airlift players outside Accra on match days to come and honour their matches with renewed strength.
He charged the players to do the nation proud and come back with the highest awards from the competition and assured the federation that the support is the beginning of greater things to come their way.
Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu President of GTTA expressed appreciation to AWA for coming on board at short notice to support the association and expressed the believe that the support is a start of a very long mutually beneficial relationship between the AWA and the GTTA.
In all Ghana is likely to have 16 players taking part in the four days tournament.
Three players namely Felix Lartey, Emmanuel Commey and Beatrice Gyasi have left Accra to join Derek Abrefa, Emmanuel Asante, Cecilia Frema, Celia Baah Danso and Eva Adom Amankwah, who left earlier to Nigeria.