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WISA to honour Hor Halute and 25 sports personalities on September 29

Women In Sports Association (WISA) will on Saturday September 29, 2018 honour 26 female sports personalities at the Accra Sports Stadium.They include Hor Halute, the sensational young sprinter who went to the finals of the 100m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Speaking at the launch held at the Conference Room of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Madam Gloria Commodore, Executive Director of WISA said the 26 women will be awarded from various disciplines including management, keep fit, supporters, media, rugby, swimming and administration.

She announced that Ghandour Cosmetics will for the first time sponsor the awards.

Rosemary Gaisie, President of WISA said their attention is to be a champion for all women in the field of sports, and try to solve their problems.

She noted that the the Achivers Awards is their attempt to help bring attention and recognition to women who have excelled and contributed to the promotion and development of sports in Ghana, not only on the field of play but also off the pitch.

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“ We do this not only for those who will actually receive awards, but for the next generation of sportswomen who will be inspired to jump higher, throw further and run faster” she expressed.

She stressed that Ghandour Cosmetics understands the importance of women achieving their aims and getting the necessary recognition they deserve both on and off the field.

“Ghandour are our natural partners for our second awards and we are extremely glad to have them on board” she told Yours Truly.

Irene Donati, Brands and Commercial Manager of Ghandour Cosmetics said they are happy to be associated with the WISA Achievers Awards and promised to have a long term partnership with WISA.

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President, Ben Nunoo Mensah congratulated the executives and members of WISA, and said his doors are always open and promised to support the organization.

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Emmanuel Olla Williams, Youth Director of the GOC alsp commended WISA and urged young girls to engage themselves in sports to attain healthy life.

The WISA Achievers Award Winners For 2018 are:

Victoria Dowuona – Tennis, Samira Suleimana – Football / Charity, Phillipina Frimpong – Administration, Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo – Football, Veronica Commey – Media, Memunatu Suleimana – Football, Catherine Morton – Education, Gloria Peprah – Media, Hor Halutie – Athletics, Cylia Baah Danso – Table Tennis, Irene Yarboi – Hockey, Rosemary Ametepe – Boxing, Madam Alice Attipoe – Administration, Black Queens – Football, Gladys Patterson – Supporter, Amy Fynn – Thompson – Media, Helena Williams – Coaching, Mary Ennoo – Badminton, Akosua Nkansah – Para Badminton, Ali Ayishatu Zakaria – Media, Priscilla Adubea – Football, Kaya Forson – Swimming, Rafatu Inusah – Rugby, Nadia Darley Sackitey – Taekwondo, Cynthia Lamptey – Handball and a Special Award to be given on the day of the Awards.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine

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