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DUAMENEFA SUPER GALA AND MARATHON PROMOTED TO REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – AMPONFI KWAMI JNR

The Volta Regional Director of the National Sports Authority Mr Kwami Amponfi jnr. has promoted the Duamenefa Super Gala and Marathon to Regional Tournament.

Mr. Amponfi Jnr. made this declaration when he witnessed the final grand ceremonies of the 2018 edition of the tournament at DZOSEC Park on Saturday the 15th day of September 2018

The Duamenefa Super Gala and Marathon is an annual sporting event instituted by a Private Commercial Fm, Fafaa 100.3 Fm with its associate Non Governmental Organization ( NGO) called ” Duamenefa Foundation,” vested with the mandate to promote and foster peaceful coexistence of people within their various communities through resolution of spiritual and diabolical conflicts by means of engaging relevant stakeholders to educate the perpetrators to abide by the provisions of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana

The Duamenefa Foundation has over 13,000 registered and certified volunteers, it’s membership is scattered across various communities all over the Volta Region with continuous registration of new members on daily basis. Hence the need for the Duamenefa Super Gala and Marathon cannot be overemphasized.

The theme for this year’s tournament which is it’s second edition is ” UNIFICATION THROUGH SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT- THE ROLE OF THE YOUTH.

77 football teams registered and participated in this years tournament

The teams are :
1. DESERT WARRIORS
2. FUTURE STARS FC
3. FIRE PRAYER FC
4. NEW GENERATION FC
5.HANDS ARE BLESSED FC
6. MIRACLE FC
7. NAZARETH FC
8. ATIVE FC
9. LEAD SOCCER FC
10. ROYAL FC
11. STONE BREAKERS FC
13. YOUNG STARS FC
14. SHINING STARS FC
15. ALL STARS FC
16. FIAGBEDU FC
17. GREAT UNITED FC
18. SHOOTING STARS FC
19. DOLLAR FC
20. GOLDEN STARS
21. KICKERS FC
22. HARD LION FC
23. ATIAVI FC
24. LIBERTY FC
25. SHINING STARS FC
26. DRAGON FC
27. VICTORY FC
28. ANANCODA FC
29. AZAR FC
30. ESPERANZA FC
31. REQUINS FC
32. LADIES UNITED
33. DORNORMADI LADIES
34. QUEENS FC
35. ANLO LADIES
36. ADINGO BABIES FC
37. WINNER’S FC
38. KPOGEDI FC
39.HOME STARS FC
40. SACKPHINE ACADEMY
41. MILITARY FC
42. UNITED WARRIORS FC
43. POLITE FC
44. SKYLIGHT FC
45. EAGLE UNITED FC
46. COASTAL WARRIORS FC
47. AIR FORCE STARS
48. ANLO KOTSIKLOLO FC
49. IRON BREAKERS FC
50. MARKET FC
51. STRONG FC
52. SURVIVING FC
53. SOLID STARS FC
54. 75 BULLET FC
55. SIMPLE STARS FC
56. BARYON FC
57. UNITED BOMBERS FC
58. NEBIS FC
59. MIGHTY WARRIORS FC
60. YOUNG AND MAKING IT FC
61. ARNALDO FC
62. EXIE SHINNING STARS FC
63. UNITED FC OF WETA
64. KLENORMADI BAFANA FC
65. FAITHFUL FC
66. GALAXY FC
67. DIAMOND BOYS
68. CORNERSTONE FC
69. NEW ZAGA WALATA FC
70. XIPE UNITED FC
71. MOUNTAIN STARS FC
72. PEACE MAKERS FC
73. YOUNG STARS FC
74. WINNING MACHINE FC
75. YOUNG STARS FC
76. AMBASSADOR FC
77. FREEDOM STARS FC

The aforementioned clubs hails from various district and municipalities such as Keta, Ketu North, Ketu South, Akatsi North, Akatsi South, North Tongu, South Tongu four Female teams were among as female group, whiles we’ve had four male teams from the republic of TOGO, making the event more of an international tournament, with spectators from republic of TOGO participating at all match venues

The tournament with its fixing and fixtures cut across the various district capitals where 133 football matches were played from the 9th day of June to the 15th September 2018, with ABOR DOLLAR FC of Keta Municipal emerging winners of the trophy and GLIDZI PEACE MAKERS of Ketu South Municipal took the second position

The marathon competition covers a distant of 25 kilometers for the male category from Denu traffic light to Dzodze Demonstration School Park, and the female category also covers a distant of 19 kilometers from Wudoaba to same spot, where a total of 77 competitors made up of 56 male and 21 females tussle in racing. Akligo Christopher won the first position of the male category at 1 hour 21 minutes with Jennifer Anani of the female category as 1st position at 1 hour 8 minutes

Present at the grand event were The Deputy Minister of Information, Hon. Pius Hadzide, The Municipal Chief Executive of Ketu South Hon. Anthony Avorgbedor, representatives of MMDCEs , The Council of States Presidency of Ghana,and over 50 traditional rulers from various traditional areas were also present. Togbi Kpemini Gawu led The delegation of Chiefs from The Awormefia, Togbi Sri III ( The Paramount King of Anlo Kingdom) The Divisional Chief of Keta Traditional Area Togbi James Ocloo V. Also were Togbi Adzofia V , Togbi Dei III Togbi Dzoku V Togbi Atsu Dzesu III all of Dzodze, Togbi Ashiagbor V the Right Wing Commander of Weta Kingdom, Togbi Adela Dartey III, Divisional Chief of Dekpor Kingdom , Queen Mothers from Zendo Kingdom led by Mamaga Mamle and other Queen Mothers from Dzodze led by Mama Anyitsyorgbe II, Mama Tokormi also represents Queen Mothers of Keta, The Paramount Chief of Afife traditional area Togbi Adrakpanya, Togbi Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti of Aflao Traditional were duly represented by their entourage of Chiefs
     

Mr. Amponfi, upon careful examination of the caliber of people constituting the organizing committees , led by Mr. Christian Gamado with additional 19 members, the expertise deployed in making the organization a success, the caliber of referees of the southern Volta referees association led by FIFA recognized referee Atimaka and Tsey , and over 20, 000 spectators who do throng all match centers until the final of finals , he has no hesitation but commended the efforts of the organizers and also promoted the tournament to become a regional event to be supported by the Ghana Football Association Volta Region

Mr. Amponfi also spotted 8 players to be elevated by the GFA.

Representatives from Michael Essien Football Academy led by their Country Director, Mr. Eazyman were also present and succeeded in selecting quite a number of players for marketing to the world

Also were delegations from Community Enhancement Foundation an NGO, led by their Executive President, Madam Caroline Kudah – Parker were duly represented with an offer of scholarship to 5 deserving marathon racers, to be giving an opportunity of free education to tertiary level, the community enhancement foundation did same during last year’s tournament to one deserving participant and increase the number to 5 this year

In another development, the Deputy Minister of Information, Hon. Pius Hadzide donated GHc 2,000.00 ( Two thousand Ghana cedis) to support Abor Dollar FC for winning the keenly contested finals. Mr. Pius Hadzide also commended Fafaa 100.3 Fm with its affiliate NGO, the Duamenefa Foundation for effective organization of this great tournament, the first of its kind existing in the Volta Region, with the objective to Promote Peace and unearthed the hidden talents of our youths in the field of Football and Marathon, whiles Duamenefa Foundation has succeeded in marketing some youths to the world as at last year it is expected that this year’s achievement will exceed that of last year. Mr. Pius Hadzide reiterated the NPP’s commitment to support the Duamenefa Foundation and Fafaa 100.3 fm Dzodze, to lift this tournament to the National Level, he urged the spectators and participants to put their support behind the government in power to realize its stated objectives and obligation to the people.

The Regional Football Association’s Chairman, Mr. Dogbatsey was not left out, he applauded the organizers, pledge the RFA’s support to the Duamenefa Foundation and Fafaa 100.3 Fm. Mr. Dogbatsey donated 2 footballs to support the various awards

The divisional chiefs collectively commended the giant strides taken by the Mr. Amponfi to promote the Duamenefa Super Gala and Marathon to Regional event, they also pledge to support Mr. Amponfi in their capacity as traditional rulers to enable his laudable initiatives being implemented for the people of the Volta Region

Mr. Emmanuel Ketaman Evortepe who double as the Chief Executive Officer of Fafaa 100.3 fm Dzodze and same time the Executive President of the Duamenefa Foundation, used the opportunity to appreciate the collaborations of all including the Ghana Police Force , The Ghana Immigration Service, The Ghana Customs, The Bureau of National Investigations, the Ghana Fire Service, the Ambulance Service, the Ghana Red Cross, people who contributes their time, talent and resources towards the success of the tournament

Mr. Ketaman Evortepe expressed their heartfelt appreciations to all and most especially to Mr. Amponfi jnr who is barely six month old in office as the Volta Regional Director of Sports but was quick to identify the effort of the Duamenefa Foundation and it’s Fafaa 100.3 Fm towards promoting sports in the Volta Region

He prayed and trust God that collectively, Volta Region would soon be placed at the sun kiss of the future summits in the game of sports

The entire event was carried live on www.fafaafm.com / www.duamenefafoundation.org and also on tunein Fafaa Fm

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Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

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