2020 GUSA Games: UCC win gold in tennis

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Benjamin Fumi - Won gold in the men's singles event

Benjamin Fumi of University of Cape Coast (UCC) defeated Emmanuel Plange 6-1, 6-2 to win gold in the men’s singles tennis event at the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games.

Fumi, who is ranked number one at the national level played a highly intense game while his opponent was a pale shadow of himself.

The match which dragged for almost two hours saw Plange retire due to hand injury and tiredness.

On his way to winning gold, Fumi defeated Bernard Armah of University of Education, Winneba (UEW) 6-1, 6-2, 4-6 in the semi-final.

Speaking in a post event interview, Fumi said: “I feel great to win this game and to get gold for my university. GUSA is a great platform and I am proud that I have been able to win gold here.”

In the third place game, Richmond Armah defeated Bernard Armah 6-3 in just a single set to win bronze.

Emmanuel Plange (left) and Benjamin Fumi after the match