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Charles Osei Asibey is AFA President
Mr Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), has been elected President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) at an elective congress held in Lagos, Nigeria.
He polled 73% of total votes cast to beat his main contender Mr Samuel Jackson, President of Nigeria Armwrestling Federation.
Mr Osei Asibey also known in the media circle as ‘The Barrister’, would lead the affairs on the continent for the next four years.
The elective congress was conducted by the Secretary General of World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), Mr Mircea Simionescu Simicel.
The WAF scribe congratulated Charles Osei Asibey and the delegates for a peaceful election and urged all parties to come together and work for the development and growth of the sport on the continent.
In an acceptance speech, the newly elected President thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed and in and assured them of his commitment to the growth of the sport.
He ceased the opportunity to invite all present to be part of the Africa Championship to be hosted in Ghana next year as well as the Africa Games also to be hosted in Ghana,
He pledged to promote, encourage participation, seek funding, and make armwrestling the Sports of choice in Africa.
He also said he would embark on the promotion and development of armwrestling by engaging the media, training of the trainers, encouraging participation at all levels, and build the capacity of athletes across Africa.
“I pledge to serve Africa Armwrestling with dedication, selflessness, sponsorships, bridging the continental gap and enhancing the sporting brand with quality whilst working with the people and for the people,” he said.
Charles Osei Asibey is a broadcast journalist with over 30 years of working experience in the industry having worked with Radio Gold, Groove FM now Adom FM, Peace FM, Happy FM, Radio 360, and Asempa FM having contributed writing for Graphic Sports, Ghanaweb and other online portals.
Currently, the founder and President for Ghana Armwrestling Federation, he doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of Legaci101 Limited, a sports marketing, and event company, United Media Consult, a PR and Media Management company and 3C Ventures Ltd, a company responsible for General Services.
Charles is the General Secretary of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, former Communications Director of the Ghana Olympic Committee, and has served on the board of several sports Federations.