The National Paracycling Team of Ghana will depart to Egypt on June 25, 2021, to begin preparations for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Ghana’s qualification card is heavily shouldered by Commonwealth Games 2018 Track Tandem number five Frederick Assor who explored an impeccable feat in Australia at the last Commonwealth Games.
Assor, the ever-shining star of the country in the Tandem enclave would be competing in track events and road at the Paralympic Games together with his able pilot- Rudolf Mensah.
Team Ghana will be hosted in Egypt by the Confederation of Africa Cycling and Egyptians Cycling Federation headed by its affable and fantastical President – Dr Waggih Azzam who again doubles as the Vice President of the Union Cycling International-UCI.
Dr Azzam who is the President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), has offered free accommodation, feeding and the use of the Velodrome to the Team during their period of stay till they depart to Tokyo.
The Confederation of Africa Cycling President, Dr Waggih Azzam has been of tremendous assistance to many Africa Cycling nations and the Ghana Cycling Federation in countless programmes in Africa and beyond.
His intervention in this very program is not surprising to many.
The African Cycling Capo has been at the helm of affairs in the wheeler sport for almost 15 years and is bent on ensuring the qualitative promotion of Paracycling in Africa.
The President of the African Paracycling Commission of Africa, Shaaban Mohammed, who also triples as the Technical Director of the GCF and the Chief Operations Officer at Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) was of ample elation to the Confederation of Africa Cycling and the Egyptian Cycling outfit and commended the President for his gesture.
In the training camp in Egypt, the Head of Technical/ Coach of the Tandem team of Ghana, Shaaban Mohammed, will be assisted with scientific and practical training support by the UCI Head of World Cycling Centre in Africa.
Mr Jean-Pierre Vanzyl (JP), who has done a tremendous job for the development of Cyclists in Africa.
Assor has proven to be a versatile blind cyclist in all avenues and is promising fireworks come August in Tokyo.