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2nd China-ghana Golf Invitational Took Place At The Sakumono Golf Club


H.E. Gong (3rd L) and Hon Afriyie-Ankrah (2ndR) and some officials Chinese officials in a group photograph

Ghana and China took their relationship a notch higher in the 2nd China-Ghana friendship golf invitational at the Sakumono Golf Club last Saturday.

The 18-hole Shot Gun event drew 50 golfers predominantly from the Chinese community and particularly the Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Limited.

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana HE Gong Jianzhong, in a post-event interview, described the competition as a huge success saying, ?We have indeed realized why we put this together. This is the second edition and I must say it?s been good.

?This event is intended to provide both countries good opportunities to exchange skills, ideas and that has been achieved. Our friendship with Ghana dates back and one of our recent support for Ghana in sports is the putting up of the Cape Coast Complex currently under construction,? he said.

Guest of Honor, Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, who was in the company of Gbevlo Lartey, the National Security Coordinator, an ardent golfer, appealed to the Chinese officials to replicate the initiative in other parts of the country with their focus on the youth.

?I want to seek the support of the Chinese officials to organize junior golf competition for the youth in the country and for the development of mini-golf clubs in other parts of the country to encourage youth participation in the sport and to help develop young talents for the country. That will demystify the age long notion that golf is for the elite class and aged,? the Minister said.

Captain of the Ghana-Chinese Golf Association and chairman of Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Limited, Li Xiaohai indicated that the massive turnout has encouraged them to make the event an annual one.

Tong Hong emerged as the gross score champion, while Kofi Kusi Boateng placed second.

It was Clifton Best who grabbed the closest to the pin prize with Joshua Peprah picking the longest drive prize.

From Kofi Owusu Aduonum, Sakumono


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