General Manager of GH One television, Nana Aba Anamoah has promised to use her influence to get support for the Senior National Women Cricket Team.
The TV Icon recounted how the female footballers even find it difficult to get support from government and corporate bodies, when she met the Ladies on Friday, March 25, 2022.
The National Senior Women’s cricket Team have embarked on a journey to Lagos for the Nigeria Cricket Federation’s Women T20 Invitational among 4 other countries, from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 3, 2022.
It has been the norm for the neglect of the least financed sports by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the female senior cricket team is no exception.
Nana Aba, who met the team at the Mishkan Couture at Legon, wished them all the best in their one-week tournament in Lagos.
“I wish you will get the support you need, because even the footballers, struggle, so I can imagine your situation. But I think I am glad that I met you and I will happy to use my platform to push you as well, so you get all you’ll need and also get more attention for you. You have inspired me. It means that I can really bunch into other territories and still do something great. All the best in the tournament, make us proud.”
Ghana plays Rwanda on Monday, Sierra Leone on Tuesday, Gambia on Wednesday, Nigeria on Friday and probably the finals on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Tafawa Balewa Square.
The Team had a 1-week camp at GIMPA to fine tune their preparations after their league in Obuasi, which ended on March 13.
Vice President of the Ghana Cricket Association (GCA), Oscar Provencal, Team manager, Mariam Ibrahim as well as Head Coach Obed Harvey, were all present as the ladies expressed joy hearing the assurance made by Nana Aba to use her platform to get them the needed attention and support.
Meanwhile, the GCA Veep intends to make Nana Aba, Patron of the Women’s team.
Captain of the team, Rhyda Akua Amanfo Ofori later demonstrated how batting is done, after which the Philanthropist, Nana Aba tried her hands at.
The Ghana Cricket Association National teams have been doing so well in Africa but lacks support of the Sports Ministry. Hopefully, the narrative will change soon.