Holding the Cup is the Ag. Dir. Gen. of Prisons, Mr. Emmanuel Adzator, and the Captain of the team, ACO Mary Adjei. At the extreme right is DOP KK. Kpeli, and extreme left is the Head of Prisons Sports, Supt. Evelyn Ghartey. Others are some player of the team. Picture: Sgt Frank Tutu.
The Female Handball Team of the Ghana Prisons Service have emerged champions of the 2016 Greater Accra Handball Knockout Competition by beating their Police counterparts in a fierce final battle at the Prisons Sports Complex at Cantonments in Accra recently.
The Head of Prisons Sports, Superintendent Evelyn Ghartey, presenting the Cup to the to the Acting Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Emmanuel Yao Adzator, was enthusiastic for the team’s success, and said, ‘ this Cup will serve as a huge encouragement for the ladies to double their playing efforts to win more trophies for the Service’.
The Acting Director-General while receiving the trophy on behalf of the Service, was very much delightful for the achievement of the team,and noted that, ‘the Service is aware of your current challenges, and steps are being taken to have them adequately addressed. I urge you to work harder to win more laurels for the Service to make it proud’.
Chief Officer Anthony Odametey, the coach of the team, was contented for his team emerging as the 2016 champions, as according to him, he fully dedicated himself through thick and thin to prepare the team for the showdown. He nevertheless requested that, ‘the team needs to recruit more players to help sustain it to retain the title, and I also plead for the timely payment of tournament participation fees, so we do not risk getting disqualified in subsequent championships.
The Captain of the team, Assistant Chief Officer Mary Adjei, was full of ecstasy for leading her side to victory. ‘We are poised to maintain the title, however, this dream can be fully achieved if we recruit more fresh players to beef up the dwindling team’, she added.
Present at the presentation were Mr. Kwame Kumah Kpeli, the Director of Prisons in charge of Human Resource Development, and the following handball coaches: Assistant Superintendent of Prison (ASP) John Amenfi, Chief Officer Ebenezer Mensah, and Assistant Chief Officer Richard Ankrah.
The tournament, which is a biennial event, witnessed eight handball teams drawn from the Greater Accra Region competing for the coveted title. It involved preliminary stages, a quarter final, a semi-final, and a final stage. The Prisons team knocked out Cantonments Youth at the semi-final stage to qualify for the finals, and beat the Police team 22-19 to lift the Cup.
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