The first Female Amputee Football Team has been launched in Ghana yesterday, 6th October, 2020, at the Accra Stadium.
This is a brain child of para-cyclist, and former member of the Ghana Amputee Football Team, Ernest Yaw Ayisi through his Ernestay Disability and Sports Foundation.
The historic event has the support of the Sports Ministry, National Paralympic Committee and the National Sports Authority.
Vice President of the Ernestay Foundation, Irene Quartey shared more light on their motive.
“The foundation plans to develop women’s amputee in football for local and international competitions. Also, providing vocational training such as hairdressing, fashion designing, beads making, make up and so on. Our goal is to train women who will be self-sufficient and independent”, she said.
Programmes Officer at the National Council on Persons with Disability, Amanorbea Dodoo called for support for the female Amputee Football Team.
“What we need from the whole Ghana is support. This is the beginning of a new thing. I believe that these ladies will excel. I am throwing a challenge to the men. We are coming, we have come, we are here and we are passing them by”, Dodoo remarked.
Ghana’s maiden female Amputee Team is made up of ten ladies namely, Abubakari Barikisu Damba, Joana Sunnekuuh, Hannah Asamoah Addo, Stacy Konadu Mensah, Belinda Afia Adepa Obeng, Mavis Aminatey Teiko, Emmanuella Blay Andoh, Esther Adjei, Amadu Nagumsi Sadia and Baba Wasila.
By Evans Ofotsu “Pichichi”