Armwrestling Officials Course Thursday

Armwrestlers battling for supremacy

Eagle Extra Stout (EES) in collaboration with the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) will organise a four-day training course for armwrestling coaches and referees.

The training course is scheduled for this Thursday to Sunday at the Media Centre of the Accra Stadium.

Participants for the training course have been selected from all the 10 regions in the country and will also include all the various security services in the country.

Resource Person for the training programme is Mr Nasr Youssef from Cairo, Egypt.

Nasr Youssef is the Head Referee and Technical Director of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA), as well as a member of the World Armwrestling Referees panel and a researcher in the field of physical training.

In a related development, the EES and GAF will in the coming days, announce the Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge which would see the sport promoted in selected cities across the country.

Season One of the ESS Challenge will tour Tarkwa, Koforidua, Kumasi and Bolgatanga while Season Two will also hit Ho, Cape Coast, Tamale and Accra to determine the ESS National Champion.

It would be recalled that the ESS Challenge began at the Sunyani Technical University and after a successful event, management agreed to replicate the event across the country.

Armwrestling, the fastest growing sports and the most talk about apart from football, is expanding into the regions.

The sport, in 2 years, has won 100 continental medals for Ghana.