The Ghana Wrestling Association and ace wrestler, Maxwell Akakpo Amekudzi, have expressed their profound gratitude to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, for facilitating the acquisition of visa for Amekudzi to participate in the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary in October.
The association also extend its gratitude to the ministry for speedily working on the confirmation letter for Amekudzi, a bronze medalist at the recently held ECOWAS championships in Niger.
The 27-year-old nearly missed the world championship after having difficulties securing a visa to the tournament.
But upon learning of Amekudzi's plight, the minister immediately ordered letter of confirmation to be written on behalf of the wrestler to the Hungarian embassy.
Amekudzi, who departed Accra for Hungary on Monday, told Graphic Sports Online he would surely win a medal to honour the minister whose tireless efforts helped at securing him a visa to the event.
"I am very grateful to the ministry and the minister and I will repay them with a medal for mother Ghana," the wrestler said ahead of his departure for Hungary.
Master Norbert Amefu, vice president of the association praised the minister for his support for the association.
"This minister in particular is very helpful, he has supported the association through thick and thin and always ready to attend to me when I visit the ministry," Mr Amefu he said.
Master Amefu, who travelled with Amekuddzi, will represent the association at the wrestling championships Congress meeting in Budapest.