There has been a lot of talk the last few days about the $25million budget for the Black Stars as announced by the Sports Minister on Monday.
It has dominated various sports shows and programmes with many criticizing the amount of money budgeted to compete in the AFCON and 2022 World Cup qualifies.
But these same Sports Journalist have skewed all their programmes towards football and especially the Black Stars to the neglect of other disciplines.
Sports Producer with Kencity Media's Ashh FM and an afficionado of para sports, Akakpo Agodji has urged his colleagues in the Sports Industry to help promote para sports in the country so that they can also attract sponsorship ahead of the upcoming Paralympic games in Tokyo-Japan.
Reacting to the $25million budget of the Black Stars towards their preparations of the 2022 Afcon and World cup which has taken the sports media space after the President of the Republic H.E Nana Akuffo Addo held a break fast meeting with some state institutions and cooperate Ghana in raising funds for the Black Stars ahead of the two tournaments next year .
Para Power lifting athletes who have qualified for Olympics/competing for slots
Two Para Powerlifting Athletes have made the qualification mark
1. Emmanuel Nii Oki - up to 72kg class Mark made 170kg
2.Vida Antwi up to 67kg class Mark made 90kg and required 70kg plus
One Para Athlete , Frederick Asso Temdem cyclist stands to receive entry slot
Two Para Athletes have made the qualification standard automatic qualification period within which athletes are selected based on world ranking
Wheelchair racer 100m
Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe T54- qualifying time (PB)-14:22s standard required-14:31s,14:70s
High jumper Yusif Amadu T42
Qualifying mark made 1:55m
Standard required 1:59m/1:50m