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COMMONWEALTH GAMES: "We Are Proud Of You" - Sports Minister To Ghanaian Athletes

Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has showered praises to the Ghanaian Athletes Team for winning some medals for Ghana at the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

According to the Minister, the determination of the Athlets gave him enough confidence to believe that they will return with medials.

Speaking a brief ceremony held in Accra, the Youth and Sports Minister said "I said before cabinet that you guys were not going to return empty handed. I was so confident in you and that pushed me to do everything possible to ensure that you were fully equipped"

The Minister also added that more funds will be pumped into other sporting disciplines aside football.

He further commended the coaches and management of the Athletes Team for doing a yeoman job at tge Commonwealth games.

The Minister promised to book an appointment with President Akufo-Addo to allow the Athletes present their medals to him officially.

"I will ensure that I book an appointment for you to meet tye number supporter who was always supporting and watching you, so you get to meet him and present your medals to him officially"

Addressing Athletes who could not win medals, he encouraged them to do more in order to bag some honours for the nation and themselves.

On his part, Chef de Mission, thanked the Minister and President Akufo-Addo for their support throughout the competition.

"I want to thank you and President Akufo-Addo for what you have done for us. Some of our Athletes had challenges but you stepped in and ensured that the necessary logistics were provided them.

Bronze Medalist, Long Jump Athlete, Deborah Acquah said "Initially, I said, I was retiring because, I was not getting any support or signings but by the grace of God things have changed and I will no longer quit"

"I am in talks with some people and if all things goes well, I will be signing some deals"

She thanked the Minister, President, coaching bodies and the entire nation for the massive support and love shown her.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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