Hundreds of table tennis supporters and enthusiasts converged on the Accra Sports Stadium Harthiramani Hall last Saturday to witness the 2nd edition of the Pipiro Table-Tennis Championship.
The tournament ended successfully. The competition witnessed 122 ping-pong lovers including active players, young, foreigners and veterans.
Emmanuel Ofori and Beatrice Gyasi emerged winners of the male and female category respectively.
Emmanuel Ofori was rewarded with GHC1,200 cash prize and a trophy; Smart Victor received GHC800 and a trophy; John Amissah got GHC400 and a trophy, while Ishmael Addy took home GHC200 after they placed first, second, third and fourth respectively.
Beatrice Gyasi took home a trophy and GHC1000. Hilda Agbotta Asare (Mrs) came second, Judith Acheampong—third and Bernice Borquaye—fourth with GHC600, GHC 400, and GHC200 respectively.
The tourney was organised by PIPIRO Concept, an organisation that seeks to empower the youth.
Coordinator of the Concept, Divine Nkrumah, described the event as a success and expressed gratitude for the support.
“I thank God for making this a success, and all who earnestly contributed to making this event happen. With the skills and talents exhibited, I believe if there is adequate investment in the game, Ghana will soon produce a World Champion”.
He further called on government, state agencies and the private sector to support and invest in the table-tennis industry.
GTTA, Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG) and Gold Coast Fund Management supported the tournament.
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