Four-time West African champion and current Africa Powerlifting reigning king, Ebenezer Nii Armah added the Ghana 2019 title to his collection when he was declared winner at the Ghana Powerlifting Championship held at James Town, Mantse Agbonaa in Accra last Sunday.
For his prize, Nii Armah took home GH₵5,000 and he will later be presented with a brand new Kantaka salon car.
The three-day event, which was sponsored by Champion Dishes, Blue Giant and Indomie, attracted a large crowd. It was spiced by the Militant dancers who thrilled the fans with splendid dance moves and some choreography.
Robert Waller, an official from the USA who supervised the event congratulated the strong athletes and officials. He said Ghana has the potential to produce world champions, and encouraged many people to start bodybuilding and lifting.
Goodwill Agyeman, president of the Ghana Powerlifting Federation (GPF) appealed to corporate Ghana to support the event as many people, especially the youth are much interested. He thanked the media for covering and promoting the sport.
Juliana Arkoh won the category F and took home GH₵1,500. she was followed by Philipina Dabo and Helen Kankam.
Abass Abdulai won category D and took home 2,000ghc, with Eric Adjalo from Tema who won the first position in the category A division going home with 2,500ghc. He was followed by Ernest Asise at second and Adamu Saiti at third position.
Charles Ahomelu took home 3,000ghc after winning the category B, with Isaac Kotey Okoh and Oteng Kwateng Ibrahim picking the second and third respectively.
Victor Ankoful from KNUST won the category C and took home GH₵4,000 with Leslie Asare placing second followed by Christian Adayi.
55-year-old Kofi Awuku was rewarded for being the Oldest participant and 16 year old Michael Armah of Christian Complex School was also honoured and adjuged the best Youngest athlete. They were presented with certificates and products from the sponsors.
Nii Armah aka ‘Who Say Man No Dey’ advised the participants to refrain from steroids and hard drugs like Tramadol as they are dangerous and can kill, but train with the best food supplements to become real future champions.
He thanked the GPF executives, sponsors and the media for making the event to happen in a grand style.