The Teqball Federation Ghana has inaugurated its Ashanti Regional branch in Asante Akyem Agogo.
The Ashanti Regional Branch is the second to be inaugurated after the inception of the Greater Accra Regional branch.
The move satisfies calls by active players of the sport to get Regional Representatives in place to promote and develop the game across the country.
Speaking at the inauguration which was sponsored by new Radio station based in Asante Akyem Agogo, Adanseɛ 98.9 fm. The President of the Teqball Federation Ghana, Mr Seth Kofi Poku Osei, chronicled how the federation started as a fun game and now a professional sport.
He said that teqball offers athletes an opportunity to represent Ghana at international championships.
He also noted that Teqball was on the fast-track towards being recognised as an Olympic sport, hence the need to set up a Regional branch.
The Board Chairman for the National Sports Authority (NSA), and aspiring NPP Member of Parliament for the Asante Akyem North constituency Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang, who introduced Teqball to the Asante Akyem North District said Teqball has come to enhance the less privileged economically and assist them in gaining employment through sports.
He added that the inauguration of the federation is an important step towards sport development in the region.
He promised to contribute and help bring a new meaning into the sport [Teqball] in the region and beyond.
He urged the youth to take up the budding sport because is full of fun and entertaining to engage in, which also requires full attention, concentration and discipline.
A eight member executive was officially inaugurated to start operations in the region.
Dennis Kwabena Appiah will serve as Chairman, whiles Bernard Amaning assists him as his vice.
Godwin Kwao is the Secretary, and Peprah Boabeng will be his vice.
Prince Kwaku Baah who is the media personnel attached to federation the will be the Organiser and Francisca Owusu Boatemaa as Deputy Organiser
Alhassan Yakubu. will serve as Treasurer and Christiana Asantewaa as Deputy Treasurer
Teqball was invented in 2014 in Hungary by two football enthusiasts, Gábor Borsányi, a former professional player and Viktor Huszár, a computer scientist.
It is a sport played between two players as a singles game or between three or four players as a doubles game, which resembles table tennis.
Teqball is played on a curved table and with a ball similar to a football, hit by any part of the body except the hands.
The game is represented at an international level by the Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ).
A number of world-class footballers including Brazilians Ronaldinho, Neymar and Douglas Costa have been attracted by the game, and the sport is now aiming for Olympic inclusion.