Ghana’s medal winning 3-man team have returned safely to the country following a maiden participation at the Combat Ju Jutsu world championship in Kiev, Ukraine.
Captain Abdul Malik Adjei, Isaac Dowuona AKA Zongo Fire and Ishmael Lantei Lamptey landed back in Accra on Friday with their respective medals in tow.
For the records, Dowuona who is also a pro boxer, won silver in the lightweight division whilst Adjei and Lamptey both secured bronze in bantamweight and welterweight divisions respectively of the Combat Ju Jutsu International Federation (CJJIF) organised event that saw 32 countries compete.
Also arriving with the athletes were team officials led by Evans Bernie-Johnson, Executive Director of Professional Combat Sports Association of Ghana (PROCSAG) and head coach, Maxwell Borquaye.
“It was a hugely successful participation by our boys, they really made Ghana proud. A lot of the other countries were all openly rooting for us and we are also glad all our fighters won medals,” Mr. Bernie-Johnson told Sportsinghana.com on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
“Turkey, Spain, Germany, they all want to invite us to their tournaments. The world Ju Jutsu President also wants to come to Ghana to come and help organise seminars and training to get support for andthe popularise the sport,” he added.