Ghana has won the silver medal at the 3rd edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament held in Benin.
Four countries, namely Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana participated in the tourney played on a round-robin basis at the Cotonou Township Stadium recently.
Receiving a delegation of 18 players and 7 officials at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, where they presented their medals to him, Hon. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah congratulated the players for lifting high the flag of Ghana.
He expressed his gratitude to the team for placing second despite their hurried preparations for the tournament.
Hon Afriyie-Ankrah said the Ministry would continue to support the various associations in their quest to win laurels for the country adding that it was necessary to highlight such achievements.
He requested special prayers from the team for the success of sports in the country as well as the Black Stars and promised to host them to a reception in honour of their feat.
The Chairman of the Ghana Deaf Football Association, and Manager of the Black Wonders, as the team is known, Mr Johnson Mahama Numeri thanked the Minister for his constant support and pledged that his team, with the necessary assistance would continue to win medals for the country.
Mr. Numeri said that the next edition will be hosted by Togo next year and appealed for massive support from the general public and organizations to enable the team win the gold medal in that tourney.