Charles Osei Asibey, the President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA), and Vice President Kofi Addo-Agyekum are in Egypt to inspect facilities earmarked for Africa’s maiden hosting of the World Armwrestling Championship (WAC) in 2024.
The two Ghanaians who hold high office in Africa Armwrestling would be joined by the President of the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), Mr. Assen Hadjitodorov, and WAF Secretary General, Mircea Simionescu-Simicel.
Egypt and Ghana have proposed hosts for the Global event and one will be granted the right to host the event after AFA President Osei Asibey won the continental leadership and made a case for Africa to be granted the right to host the world event.
The 2024 championship in Africa will be the 44th edition of the championship which is expected to bring together over 2000 athletes and officials from around the world.
While in Egypt, the Armwrestling leadership is expected to hold talks with the Egyptian Sports Minister, the Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister, the President of the Egypt Olympic Committee, and the President of the Association of African Sports Confederations amongst others.
As Egypt boasts of infrastructure, Ghana will boast of the same after hosting the 2023 Africa Games, with high-profile network, and organizational and hospitality abilities.
The World Armwrestling Championships by the World Armwrestling Federation since 1979 is the convergence of the best armwrestlers/Pullers in the World who battle for supremacy and bragging rights as the best in the sport.
Turkey hosted the 2022 edition in Antalya.