Youth and Sports Minister Honourable Mustapha Ussif has charged the national Para Powerlifting team (Black Optimists) to win medals in this year’s Manchester Para Powerlifting World Cup.

The event which comes off between March 25 and 28 will serve as a qualification to the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The team has been in camp since February this year. The Black Optimists paid a courtesy visit to the Youth and Sports Minister shortly before they left Ghana for England on Monday night. Honourable Mustapah Ussif is confident the team will make Ghana proud.

“I am confident you will to go Manchester and win medals. Go and make Ghana proud,” he charged the team.

Para Powerlifting World Cup: Sports Minister charges Team Ghana team to win medals
Ghana’s National Paralympic powerlifting team traveling to Manchester

Mr. Samson Deen, President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana (NPC-GHANA), thanked the Sports Minister for his unbending interest in para sports.

The national Para Powerlifting team won a bronze medal in last year’s edition of the Manchester Para Powerlifting World Cup. They are confident they will move a notch higher this year.