The Ghana Karate-Do Association (GKA) in conjunction with the National Sports Authority (SPA), has held the 2015 National Karate Championships to select a senior team to represent Ghana at the All Africa Games in September.
The championships were in two sessions eliminations and final sessions in the event/weight
categories: Female Individual Kata, Female Individual Kumite.
The open-Weight Category;Male Individual Kata Male and Male Individual Kumite were:
60kg -67kg, -75kg, -84kg, and+ 84kg
The different event/weight categories and list of winners were: Female Kata 1st Gold- Humu Yussif, Male Kata: Noah Teyvi; Gold, Edmund Amoako Asante; Silver, Issah Osman; Bronze, Adnan Basha; Bronze.
The rest were: Female Kumite; Open- Weight: Nardia Sackey Gold, Humu Yussif; Silver.
Male Kumite 60Kg: Dickson Acolatse; Gold, David Dong; Siler, Ishark Ibrahim; Bronze, Richard Bangya; Bronze.
Male Kumite 67Kg: Bright Tetteh; Gold, Edmund Amoako Asante; Silver, Kingsford Dabo; Bronze, Nurudeen Abubakari; Bronze.
Male Kumite 75kg: Patrick Amakye; Gold,:Emmanuel Agyei; Silver, Nasiru Alhassan; Bronze, Adnan Basha; Bronze.
Male Kumite 84kg: Muniru Salifu; Gold, John Ansah; Silver, Ernest Agooji; Bronze, John Sackey; Bronze.
Male Kumite +84kg: Samuel Obeng; Gold, Isaac Acheampong; Silver, Felix Annan; Bronze, Kojo Saint Omer; Bronze.
The event which was held at the Sports Hall of the National Sports Authority, Accra was jointly sponsored by Margins Group of Companies and Reha Medicals.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion include, Mr Melvin Brown, President of GKA, Mr Osei Agyim, Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports, who represented the Minster of Sports.
The GKA board members present were Mr Francis Fuster, Mr Duke Banson, Mr Donald Jwirah as well as Mr Michael Boateng a veteran ‘Karateka and Mr Kofi Anokye of Royal Bank. Kwabena Afriyie Poku, Sensei, GKA Technical Director said: “The listed ‘karatekas’ will be invited to start non-residential training shortly.
Out of this a core team would be selected to represent Ghana at All Africa Game. GNA