Technical Director of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Stephen Amegashie Jnr has been appointed by the Africa Taekwondo Union (AFTU) as member of the Technical Committee.
Master Amegashie, (6th Dan), who has served the GTF for several years with passion and achieved a lot of strides is expected to serve in the committee till 2025.
In a letter dated 13th October, 2023, Master Amegashie is expected to bring on board his expertise to ensuring Games, Referees, Para Taekwondo, Medical, Anti-Doping, Coaches and Athletes Committee has proper supervision.
The Committee’s responsibilities include but not limited to: Studying the organization and management of the combat sport competitions.
They also have the responsibility to study organisations and management of Taekwondo while studying the safety and performance of equipment and consider ways to improve techniques used in taekwondo competitions.
In a brief reaction to TalksenseSports on his appointment, Master Amegashie says, it was timely appointment.
“This appointment happened timeously as we inch closer towards both the upcoming African Senior Championships and the African Games. These are platforms through which I hope to contribute my quota in making these events live to their billing. Ultimately, my position at the Continental level must spur my other fellows on to greater heights in their taekwondo career or realm.”
The letter, was signed by the President of AFTU and Vice President of the World Taekwondo, IDE Issaka, who wishes Amegashie Jnr well, while looking forward for a continues fruitful cooperation.
It is hoped, that Master Amegashie will leave an indelible mark on the committee, as President of the GTF, Frederick Lartey Otu has done over the past few years as Chairman to the Development Committee of AFTU.
Ghana will host the African Games in March 2024 and Taekwondo which was eliminated was restored upon consultations and the Ghana Taekwondo Federation will have an Africa rep to thoroughly prepare adequately.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey