The Ghana Olympic Committee, GOC, has received a stunning package from Toyota Ghana Company Limited ahead of the 2019 Sal Beach Games in Cape Verde. In a short ceremony held at the premises of the sole authorised distributor of Toyota cars and its parts in Ghana on Tuesday morning in Accra saw GOC receiving branded set of tracksuits (50pieces), polo shirts, cups, and flight tickets for 3 athletes for the upcoming games in the Island country.
The desire for romance was generated as result of the leading automobile company in Ghana’s partnership with Olympic and Paralympic worldwide.
Speaking at the event, the National Sales and Marketing Manager Andrew Lamptey expressed their readiness to ensure Team Ghana gets a successful participation in the games.
“The society has really patronised our products after 20years of establishment in Ghana. We see this as an opportunity to give back to the society through sports. We are convinced by the Olympic spirit and Toyota is sponsoring the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and not out of place for us to commit to the Ghana Olympic Committee,” Andrew Lamptey.
Receiving the items, the president of Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah stated his delight for the sponsorship ahead of the Sal 2019 Beach Games in Cape Verde.
“Though we came in with our request when they are done with their budget and expenditure for the year but they squeezed to find something for us especially for the Sal Games.”
“We are very happy. That would’ve cost the GOC a lot of money to get these equipment and the flight tickets have come at the right time. What the GOC is doing is to ensure we don’t leave the entire financial burden on the ministry by raising money to support Team Ghana anytime they are traveling so this has really given us a huge sigh of relief.”
A contingent of 8 athletes, 2 coaches 2 officials and a press officer departs Ghana on 11th June before the games get underway two days later. Ghana participates in 4 disciplines including Freestyle Soccer, Karate Kata, Beach Volley and 3 aside basketball.
Story: Michael Okuley