Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Africa and Ghana Armwrestling Federation believes the partnership with HD+ is a dream come true as GAF’s objective mandated by the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is to encourage participation by all especially the juvenile.
Speaking at the launch of the HD+ Kids Armwrestling Championships, he said the foundation of any sport is development at the basic level hence their joy as they embark on the journey with HD+.to make kids happy and sporty.
“We have partnered with HD+ for this massive project because we believe they have the right platform to help us reach our target and we believe this partnership would go a long way to get more people to play armwrestling while watching quality weekly production on the HD+ Service” said Osei Asibey who is also the Vice President of the world body.
Theodore Asampong, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD PLUS Ghana said, “We are pleased to have entered this partnership with the Ghana Armwrestling Federation. The HD+ Kids Armwrestling Championships supports HD+’s offer of a safe, educative, and fun environment for children.
“This is evident in the 2 dedicated kids channels available in HD quality, the parental access control feature and the My HD PLUS App that give children access to their favourite channels on their phones or tablets with free data when the main TV in the house is not available.
We are particularly excited about the improvement in social skills and wellbeing that participating children stand to gain from this competition” he said.
Adelaide Abbiw-Williams, Head of Marketing at SES HD PLUS Ghana declared that “The tournament will be packaged as a magazine show on selected channels available on the HD+ service. 200 participants from both the boys’ and girls’ category will share a total of GHS 70,000 in prizes.
The final winners from each category will take home GHS 2000, GHS 1500 and GHS 1000 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively.”
Mr. Prosper Ashiquaye, a board member of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation called on other corporate bodies to support the Kids Championships which will climax in the National event in the capital on October 28 after three reginal events in Accra on August 27, Takoradi on September 17, Kumasi on October 7.