It was a spectacle to behold this afternoon at the center court of the Accra sports stadium as Ghana Tennis legend Bishop Frank Ofori returned to the tennis court after a seven-year absence.
Ofori who has been named after the Tennis Centre Court inside the Accra sports stadium (Frank Ofori Centre Court) following his blistering career in the sport which put Ghana on the world map in the ’90s, was a household name in the world tennis circles and retired in 2000.
The longest-serving player Ghana has seen on the national tennis racket joined some other former Ghana Tennis players who are now coaching in the United States of America and the United Kingdom to give some young players in the sport, tutorials and advice ahead of the upcoming Under-18 Junior World Tour coming on at the Accra sports stadium from the 24th-31st August 2019.
He offered some pep talks to the young athletes Ghana Under-18 male and female players who are being groomed ahead of the competition and shared a few match-winning strategies that aided his game during his successful playing days.
In a chat with www.totalsportsgh.com, Frank Ofori who is now a Bishop mentioned that he had to take a seat back from the sport due to his calling and commitment to the Church adding that “it feels good to be back after all these years”.
“I had to take that long break because of the calling and the Ministry. I am a Bishop now and had to devote some time off Tennis to concentrate.”
He revealed that his decision to return to the game that brought him to the limelight was as a result of his burning desire to help some of the upcoming talented young Ghanain tennis players who he stressed have so much potential and could do more exploits would they get the right motivation and coaching.
“Indeed its been a long time coming but this is something I have been thinking about for some time now, especially looking at the crop of young players we have now as a nation. I feel there’s the need to give back by availing myself when I can to help these young ones, by helping to groom them for future assignments and competitions”, Ofori mentioned in an exclusive interview with our editor, Dada Oliseh on Thursday afternoon.
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.