The President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), Charles Osei Asibey has announced his intention to contest the Presidency of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA).
Known in the sports media circles as “The Barrister”, Mr Asibey is a broadcast journalist who founded the Ghana Armwrestling Federation and is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the AFA.
He led Ghana to host the Africa Armwrestling Championship in 2018 which the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) touted as the best ever championship on the continent, likening it to the World Championships.
When voted into office, Mr Asibey will be the first Ghanaian to become the Vice President of the World Armwrestling Federation.
He is also the General Secretary of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) former Communications Director for the Ghana Olympic Committee and former Board Member of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation.
Mr Asibey who also serves on the Board of the Ghana Athletics Association as a second Vice President founded the Ghana Armwrestling Federation in September 2016 and was elected General Secretary of SWAG in October 2019.
In 2019, Mr Asibey was honoured as the best Sports Administrator in Ghana by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and in the United States of America by 3G Media.
He has almost three decades experience in broadcast work with Radio Gold, Groove FM now Adom FM, Peace FM, Happy FM and Asempa FM.