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The untold story of a volleyball gem, Wise Kwami Adzokpa

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Wise Kwami Adzokpa

Wise Kwami Adzokpa, the sixth child of the late Mr Gordon Olympic Kofi Mensah and Madam Peace Afiwor Womoo, was born on June 20, 1971.

He had his elementary education at Agbozume Saint Paul’s Anglican Primary and Middle School and completed in 1987.

He was admitted to Saint Paul’s Secondary School, Denu, on sports bursary during the 1988/1989 academic year.

While nurturing his passion for football by playing as a goalkeeper and a centre-back for his school team, not many could envisage his transition from the pitch to the court as a volleyball player.

But as fate would have it, Wise once tried his skill on the court and that was the beginning of what would become one of Ghana’s greatest volleyball stars.

After attempting to help his school team during one of their inter-schools competition, his amazing prowess caught the admiration of organisers who selected him to the Ketu District Volleyball team.

He excelled in his newly-found sport and soared higher as he was selected into the Volta Regional volleyball team that participated in the National Sports Festival for Elementary Schools hosted by the Greater Accra Region.

As a member of the national team, Wise’s extraordinary defensive skills saw him win the best defender at the 1999 Nations Cup in Egypt. He was the first and still the only Ghanaian to have achieved this feat at the continental level.

Due to that feat, the Ghana Police Service promoted him to his next rank (Sergent) at that time.

Bibliography:

“The untold story of a volleyball gem, Wise Kwami Adzokpa”. Archived from graphic.com.gh (04-06-19)

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