Ben Nunoo Mensah has been re-elected for a second term as President of the Ghana Olympic Committee at the GOC elective congress held at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra.
Nunoo-Mensah, who also doubles as President for the Ghana Weightlifting Federation, beat competition from his former General Secretary, Richard Akpokavi, polling 35 of the 63 votes cast while Akpokavi could only manage 28.
Nunoo-Mensah, 57, will steer the affairs of the GOC for the next four years until 2024.
Paul Atchoe, Frederick Otu Lartey and Mohammed Mahadi were voted as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents respectively.
Mohammed Sahnoon beat Richmond Quarcoo to be elected Secretary-General while Ahmed Shaib won the race to serve as his deputy.
Frederick Acheampong, who is an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association was also elected Treasurer after defeating Chris Essilfie.
Results of 2021 Ghana Olympic Committee Elective Congress
1.Richard Akpokavie Esq – Hockey 28
2.Ben Nunoo Mensah – Weightlifting 35**
1.Mawuko Afadzinu – Table Tennis 26
2.Paul Atchoe – Volleyball 37***
Evans Yeboah – Badminton 12
Frederick Otu Lartey – Taekwondo 51***
Charles Osei Asibey – Armwrestling 23
Mohammed Mahadi – Fencing 40***
Richmond Quarcoo – Squash 22
Mohammed Sahnoon Esq – Cycling 41**
Deputy Secretary General
Ahmed Shaib – Weightlifting 44 *
Bawa Fuseini – Triathlon 19
Frederick Acheampong – Football 41***
Christopher Essilfie – Olympian 22
Isaac Aboagye Duah – Tennis 41***
Christopher Darko – Amankrah – Athletics 22
Five Representatives elected from National Federation’s affiliates to the International Federations recognized by the IOC and whose sports are included in the Olympic programme :
Michael Aggrey – Golf
George Okoe Lamptey – Amateur Boxing
Albert Frimpong – Baseball
Emmanuel Tetteh – Judo
Delphina Quaye – Swimming
One elected member from a non Olympic sports federation
Abdul Hayye – Bodybuilding (unopposed)
*One elected member from a National Federation affiliated to the GOC :
Samuel Ayer – SESSA 27
Dr.Bella Bello Bitugo – GUSA 36**
*Three other members elected by Congress :
Rev. Emmanuel Dzani Nikoi – Netball
Michael Nkow Ayeh – GES
Emmanuel O. Asare – Cricket