“My name is Richard Attah Opainstil, team Ghana captain, national amputee team. The CANAF championship hosted in Tanzania has been won by Ghana. When we were leaving, we did not make much noise because of a rift in the team,” he started.
“However, we put that behind us and a contingent of nine players, most of who play professional in Turkey came together to compete in the tournament with our own money and no sponsorship,” he added. “We’ve won the trophy, it is not ours but for Ghana so we are pleading for us to be airlifted home because we don’t have money here.”
The victorious Ghana Amputee Team in Tanzania tells me they have no money to buy tickets to fly home.
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) December 5, 2021
Champions 🏆 of the 2021 Amputee African Cup of Nations (CANAF), Tanzania
Ghana 🇬🇭 3-0 Egypt 🇪🇬
Nigeria 🇳🇬 0-4 Ghana 🇬🇭
QF: Ghana 2-0 Kenya 🇰🇪
Semi Final: Ghana 3-1 Angola 🇦🇴
Final Togo 🇹🇬 2-3 Ghana 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/dkhqurEMak
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) December 4, 2021
“Congratulations to the Ghana Amputee National Team for winning the 2021 Amputee African Cup of Nations,” he wrote on Facebook.“I received a notification earlier in the day to make time and watch the finals against Liberia but my activities here in The Gambia did not allow me. “I am happy to hear of your 3-2 victory against Liberia. The team deserves all the applause for winning the trophy.”