Ghana’s High Commissioner to Australia, Edwin Nii Adjei has commended Team Ghana for their discipline and performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
He said, although things did not turn up as they expected, he was glad the team did not do anything to bring the country’s name into disrepute.
The High Commissioner said this in an address to bid Team Ghana farewell back to Ghana after the team successfully participated in the Commonwealth Games.
In his address to the team and officials, he said he was pleased to have been part of the team and commended the officials for handling the team well to keep high level of discipline.
He said he was delighted that the team is at least going home with a medal which would calm the nerves of expectant Ghanaians who were waiting for the five medals promised.
He said he was satisfied with the Team’s performance and added that he would do what he can to support the development of sports through exchange programmes and other technical assistance.
Secretary General of the Commonwealth Games Association of Ghana, Richard Akpokavie, thanked the High Commissioner and his staff for all the support rendered Team Ghana during their stay in Australia.
He said “I have travelled to lots of international assignment but I want to put this on record that you (High Commissioner) are the only Commissioner or Ambassador that has shown commitment to the welfare of your people.”
He also noted that since there has been an establishment of contact, the CGA office would keep in touch and explore ways of assisting in the development of Ghana sports.
Chef de Mission for the games, Sahnoon Mohammed also appreciated the efforts of the High Commissioner and assured him that the team would forever be grateful for his support to the team.
The meeting was also attended by some members of the parliamentary select committee on youth, sports and culture namely; Stephen Ackah (MP, Suaman), Kofi Brako (MP, Tema Central) and Suleman Adamu Sanid (MP, Ahafo Ano North).
Source: The Finder