Ghana’s table tennis player, Derek Abrefa, has been appointed captain and flag bearer for Team Ghana at this year’s African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Abrefa is Ghana’s highest ranked table tennis player in the world, having represented the country in various international tournaments and also won numerous medals for the nation over the past years.
Ghana is participating in 14 disciplines namely football, boxing, athletics, weightlifting, beach Volleyball, Badminton, Cycling, Judo, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Karate, Fencing and Swimming.
The 27-year-old athlete, in an interview after the appointment said ”I regard it a privilege to be appointed as the general team captain for Team Ghana in the ongoing African Games.
”I thank the Sports ministry and team leaders for their trust in me to lead Team Ghana. I will do my best to build unity among all the players and I believe Team Ghana will come out successfully and victorious”, said the bronze medalist at the previous African Games held in Brazzaville, Congo.
The games officially started on Monday with the official opening ceremony at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat.
Ghana is hoping to bag more medals at this year’s games having won 17 medals at the previous African Games.