History was made this afternoon at the Centre Court of the Accra sports stadium when 29 past players and administrators of Ghana Tennis, were inducted into the Tennis Hall of fame.
Under the theme “honoring our heroes”, the program, the first of its kind in the country, honored several key stakeholders of Tennis in the past, who have won several laurels to propel the sport to dizzy heights both locally and internationally.
Speaker after speaker at the short yet colorful ceremony was full of praise for the Ghana Tennis Federation and the Tennis Foundation of Ghana for coming up with this event to honor past heroes and heroines of the sport.
The 29 athletes and administrators included, Ebenezer Odartey Annan, Daniel Amanor, John Ampah, Peter Annan, Joseph Apeletey Atiso, John Atiso, Edmund Annan, Paul Dowouna, Victoria Dowouna, Anthony David Dove, Samuel Lamptey, Samuel Dowuona, Abraham Nortey Owuo, George Gamel, Jonathan Odonkor, Isaac Akwetey Lartey and Tetteh Narh.
Others include Norteysah Dowuona, Naa Kwarley Quartey, Matilda MacBruce Nii Kotey, Mrs. Georgina Abena Amoafi Kingsley Nyinah (Nee Anim-Addo), Mrs. Genevieve Easmon, and George Kwaku Harley.
The rest are Ambassador S.P.O Kumi, G.T Oddoye, Charles Neville Hill, Nicholas Asigbetse, BB Nartey, and Alfred Adams.
Also, Lea Abubakar Yakubu who was presented with the Eddie Annan Special Award for his selfless and courageous leadership.
In attendance was the President of the Ghana Tennis Federation, Isaac Duah and President of Tennis Foundation Ghana, Roger Crawford. Also in attendance was the Director-General of the National Sports Authority Professor Twumasi and Minister for Tourism, Madam Babara Gyasi.
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
He has a vast experience in the reporting of sports in Ghana especially football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.