Black Wonders to defend West Africa Deaf Football trophy 

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The team and officials in a photograph

Ghana’s hearing-impaired national football team, Black Wonders, left for the Togolese capital of Lome on Friday, August 3 to participate in the 8th West Africa Deaf Football tournament beginning Saturday to August 12.

The contingent is made up of 18 players, three technical handlers and three management officials.

The Black Wonders will be seeking to defend the trophy they won two years ago when Ghana hosted the sub-regional competition which brings together eight other West African nations.

"We have competed in all the eight editions and won three gold and also a bronze, but this time we are going as defending champions and believe we will successfully defend the trophy in Lome," said Daniel Awintima, vice president of the Ghana Deaf Football Association.

He said also that Black Wonders will use the tournament to prepare for an upcoming friendly in England against Everton Deaf Football Club.