Accra, Aug. 3, GNA – Mr Stephen Kofi Yeboah, Coach of the National Taekwondo team says the 2017 World Taekwondo Open Championship would serve as preparation for the upcoming 2019 All African Games.
In an interview with the GNA Sports, Mr Yeboah said the championship, which commences in 15 days time is geared towards preparing the national team and to improve upon their rankings by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) for next year’s All African Games.
Mr Yeboah expressed his excitement of Ghana hosting the Championship since it would urge them to perform well in front of Ghanaians as well as enjoy home support.
According to him, since the championship is an open competition, where other athletes can be signed up, his target as a Coach is to look out for good performers, who can represent the country at the All African Games.
‘This is a G1 tournament, which gives you some points when it comes to seeding. So as a coach I am very happy we are hosting the championship.
‘If they are able to build up points for their rankings, it would be easier to select them for the All African Games because they wouldn’t have to start from the scratch’.
The Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) got the nod to host the championship earlier this year by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).
By Fidel Deke, GNA