May 24, 2024

The Ghana esports Federation in accordance with GeSF’s road map of delivering esports in Ghana formally announce their recognition by the Ghana Sports Authority and to share GeSF’s vision for developing a robust esports economy in the country, organised a press conference last Friday to outdoor their programme and initiative.

The event was hosted by Dan Kwaku Yaboah, a multi-disciplined professional with experience in various sports and media roles. He interacted with guests and dignitaries, effectively conveying the message to the attendees.

The national executives introduced include:

– Igor Boumekpo – President

– Kojo Tanoh – VP of the Esports Advisory Committee

– Annabel Ashitey – VP of Internal Relations

– Kenneth Bilson – VP of Growth and Partnerships

Solomon Osei – Player Commissioner

Delali Phrank Awutey – Communications Director

It is worthy to note, Ecobank Ghana has partnered with GeSF as the financial partner, and will be providing registered esports teams, athletes, and associated organisations with bank accounts for financial transactions.

Igor Boumekpo, GeSF President and Vice President of the West Africa Confederation of Esports, remarked that the journey to this day has been driven by determination and a consistent pursuit of success through organizing esports tournaments and obtaining recognition from the National Sports Authority. Holding the certificate, he proudly displayed it as proof of accreditation.

In attendance also was Jeffery Owusu, the Acting Head of Technical at the National Sports Authority, who praised the GeSF team for achieving the accreditation and urged them to adhere to due process by submitting necessary reports and organising the requisite meetings and engagements.

Kenneth Kojo Bilson narrated the history of the Ghana Esports Federation from its inception to the present day, confirming that 13 regions have established Associations with Executives managing the regional affairs.

 President of Ghana Olympic committee- Ben Nunoo Mensah in his remarks said he is happy to see the Ghana esports Federation is now fully established. He also thank the team for their support and participation at the recently ended African Games held in Ghana. He acknowledged the Olympic committee recognises that the movement in sports is changing and needed to be aligned with the interest of the youth and that is why esports and roller sports has been targeted as the next major sorting titles.

Mr Ben Nunoo encouraged the GeSF to undertake more competitions around the county and in all 16 regions. He also promised support from the Ghana Olympic Commission for all esports events.

A representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports submitted the message from Hon Mustapha Ussif. He said The Hon Minister was excited to see esports  take hold in the country and is looking forward to working the GeSF on their plans on esports.

For more information on th Ghana esports Federation, please contact [email protected], www.ghanaesportsfedration.org