Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s sole judoka Sensei Kwadjo Anani hopeful of success

Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s sole judoka Sensei Kwadjo Anani hopeful of success

  • Sensei Anani is one of the 14 athletes representing Ghana at the Olympics
  • The judoka plans to make a name for himself and Ghana
  • He won a silver medal at the African Championship in Senegal to qualify

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Ghana’s only representative in Judoka, Sensei Anani Kwadjo is optimistic about his performance in the Olympic Games which starts on Friday, July 23, 2021.

Sensei Anani made this known in an interview with the communication team of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) at the Games Village.

“I believe that nothing is impossible, and I am at the Games to have an experience”, he expressed.
Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s sole judoka Sensei Anani hopeful of success
Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s sole judoka Sensei Anani hopeful of success. Source: Facebook/ghanaolympiccommittee
Source: Facebook

The 90kg athlete who won a silver medal at the African Championship in Senegal to quality for the game added;

“Anything can happen in life and sports, however, I hope for a good experience and performance.”

The judoka concluded by encouraging Ghanaians to rally their support behind the team in Tokyo during the games.

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His Italian trainer, Victorio Serenelli further advised Ghanaian youth to take an interest in judo and pursue it as a lifestyle.

The 21-year old will kickstart his Olympics on Saturday, July 24 with his first contest.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ministry of Finance has presented a loan agreement of one billion Ghana Cedis ($170 million) to parliament to finance the provision of sports infrastructure and residential facilities for the All African Games.

According to CitiSports, the said amount will be obtained through a loan facility from Cal Bank. However, the proposal has been referred to the finance committee to deliberate and report before it is approved.

The Government of Ghana has decided to abandon the construction of a 60,000 capacity Olympic Stadium at Borteyman to concentrate on already existing facilities including the University of Ghana Stadium.

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