GWF present Africa Games medals to sponsor

Author: Kwame Larweh
The Black Cranes and their leadership pose with the management of Dufil Ghana Limited

Four weightlifting medalists at the 2019 Africa Games in Morocco last Friday presented their medals to their sponsors, Dufil Ghana Limited.

The four, Forrester Osei who won silver, Winnifred Ntumi, Christian Amoah and David Akwei who all won bronze, were in the company of the president of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Ben Nunoo Mensah.

They presented a total of 17 medals won at different Africa championships this year to the CEO of the company, Mr Mahesh Shah.

Mr Nunoo Mensah, who also doubles as the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), expressed gratitude to the noodles manufacturing company for their unflinching support and sponsorship for the national weightlifting team, the Black Cranes.

He stated that he appreciated the company for partnering their Weightlifting Talent Identification programme started by the GWF three years ago.

“We are grateful to Indomie for supporting the programme with GH¢5000 and Indomie products in every quarter for the past three years,” he noted.

According Mr Nunoo Mensah, the talent identification project had given Ghana medals in the African Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Mr Shah praised the Black Cranes for the successes chalked up and promised to continue with their support for the Black Cranes.

“The energy and strength that our children get when they eat Indomie has clearly been manifested in the performance of the Ghana Weightlifting Team over the last three years,” he stated.

Mr Nunoo Mensah was joined by other executive members of the federation, including acting vice president, Jerry Shaib; Board member Joe Sintim, coaches Otu Lankye,  Daniel  Darku, Nii  Dodoo and Welfare  Officer Seth Fetre.

Mr Shah welcomed the Black Cranes in the company of Mr Bahaguna, the Marketing Manager, Ninash and staff of the company.

Black Cranes medal winners
The medal winners for 2019 are:
Christian  Amoah, 8 medals made up of 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze
Winifred Ntumi, 4 medals (all bronze).
David Akwei,1 bronze medal.
Forrester Osei, 4 medals, made up of 3 gold and 1 silver.