The Pretoria Mission, which is fast gaining recognition for its support for the lesser sports, on 1st September 2017 made a donation of fruits and drinks to the National Cricket team which was in South Africa to participate in the Group A, ICC World Cricket League Division 5 which took place at Benoni, Johannesburg from 3rd to 9th September, 2017.
Making the presentation, the Head of Consular Section, Mr. Edward Cofie and the Head of Chancery, Mr. Felix Nyarku commended the team for coming this far and assured them of the Mission’s continued support. The team was informed of a promise by the High Commissioner, George Ayisi-Boateng of a special Ghana meal if they performed well in their matches. On his part, the team manager, Mr. Emnanuel Owusu-Ansah Asare assured the Mission of the team’s determination to make a good showing.
The team performed creditably, beating the Cayman Islands by six wickets and Vanuatu by two wickets. They, however, lost against Germany and Jersey, the eventual winners who claimed the title.
True to his word, H.E. George Ayisi-Boateng ensured that a special package of kenkey and fish was delivered to the team to the joy of the players.
Ag. High Commissioner, Mrs. Florence Akonor, received members of the Ghana Body Building Association at the High Commission on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017, when the latter paid a courtesy call and familiarization visit to the High Commission.
THE GHANA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA COMMENDS THE GHANA NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM AS WINNERS OF ICC WORLD CRICKET LEAGUE QUALIFIER21 Apr 2017
After making five wins out of five matches, the Ghana National Cricket team emerged winners in the just ended ICC World Cricket League Qualifier, Africa Region Qualifier tournament, held in Benoni, South Africa.
Ghana set up a score of 179 runs in 42.5 overs for Sierra Leone to chase. The latter managed 66 runs in 32.5 overs as they were bowled out by disciplined bowling attack. Ghana won the match by 113 runs.
Ghana went on to play Nigeria in the 2nd match of the tour. Again, a wonderful display of bowling ensured that Ghana would enter match day 3 unbeaten, against a Botswana side which was also yet to taste defeat. Ghana won by 4 wickets with 217 balls remaining.
The third match was a crunch and exciting one between two undefeated sides. Botswana scored 154 runs for 10 wickets in 46.2 overs. Ghana went on to score 155 for 6 wickets in 34.4 overs, winning the duel by 4 wickets.
Ghana followed on to beat Tanzania by 5 wickets in a match where the latter scored 133-9 in 50 overs. The former scored 134-5 in 37.4 overs.
Ghana played Zambia in the last match and won by 9 wickets to be crowned champions. Ghana by virtue of this win gets to participate in the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in September 2017.
Representing the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, Mr. Gilbert Sibek, Minister/Trade and Ms. Linda Asiedu, First Secretary/Consular, presented a variety of fruits to the cricket team.
HEAD OF CHANCERY FELIX NYARKU(5TH FROM RIGHT) PRESENTING MISSIONS'S PROVISION TO THE NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM
The Under-19 Ghana Cricket Team who arrived in South Africa to participate in the ICC u19 cricket world cup qualifiers Championship from 10th to 20th September 2016, have emerged winners of the tournament.
The competition which was held in Benoni, South Africa saw Ghana compete with Sierra Leone, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Nigeria. The Under-19 Ghana team won the ICC Africa Division 2 tournament in South Africa by remaining unbeaten in the seven-team competition. The victory allowed Ghana to qualify for the 2017 ICC Africa Division 1 tournament, which will serve as a platform for the competing sides to qualify for the 2019 ICC Under-19 World Cup to be hosted in New Zealand.
The Ghana High Commission in Pretoria on Friday, 23rd October, 2015 donated food items to the senior men and women Ghana Hockey teams as part of efforts to motivate such teams on their travels to South Africa and countries of concurrent accreditation.
The Ghana High Commission in South Africa on Friday, 30th October, 2015 hosted players and officials of the senior men and women Ghana Hockey teams to a dinner at the official residence of the High Commissioner.
The men and women teams which placed 4th and 2nd respectively at the just ended Greenfields Africa Hockey Championship in South Africa received a donation of 6,000 dollars from the Mission for their effort during the tournament.
THE GHANA HIGH COMMISSION, PRETORIA, DONATES ITEMS TO THE GHANA CRICKET TEAM, PARTICIPATED IN THE ICC AFRICA T20 DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA.28 Feb 2014 Written by CNMarketing
The Ghana High Commission, Pretoria, donates items to the Ghana Cricket Team, participated in the ICC Africa T20 Division One Championship in South Africa.