Solomon Akumba wins Season 2 of Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge
A level 300 student of the KNUST, Solomon Baba Akumba, was the delight of many as he displayed great sportsmanship to triumph over his tough opponents to win the season 2 of the 2018/19 Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge on Saturday at the Lizzy sports complex.
The KNUST student along with 5 other participants would represent Ghana for the next obstacle at the Pan African Championship in South Africa in February this year. The six representatives will face stiff competition from Nigeria, Cameroun, Kenya, Ethiopia and Cote D’Ivoire for the ultimate $20,000 prize money.
Solomon was awarded with a cash prize worth GHC 5,000 cedis, whiles second placed Samuel Osei Mensah earned GHC 3,000, as Emmanuel Gyeta went home with GHC 2,000 for placing third, Daniel Abotsi, Richard Kuevorve and Precious Appiah earned GHC 1,000 cedis after placing 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.
The six finalists were awarded with souvenirs from Malta Guinness and special watches from Garmin Sports .
Last year, two Ghanaians picked up the 1st and 2nd runner-up positions in the Pan-African championship which was won by Ethiopia’s Keariam Abera.
The Brand Manager of Malta Guinness, Roland Ofori was full of excitement about the passion and the high level of competitiveness from the contenders which many Ghanaians which was witnessed across 10 regions in Ghana.
The event was graced by AMG Medikal who entertained the fans to good music from his collection on songs.
The Maltavator Challenge is an initiative of Malta Guinness, a Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited brand.