Accra — Twenty eight body builders will battle for supremacy in the Man Ghana 07 body building championship dubbed "The battle of the gladiators" at the Osu Presby Hall tomorrow.
The event comes off after two qualifiers which took place in the northern and southern zones of the country. Out of the 28 body builders, ten from the northern sector will be competing in the national event for the first time.
The combatants will be grouped into three categories- the light, middle and heavy weight divisions of which the top three in each of these categories will vie for the ultimate.
The event being organized by the Ghana Muscleflavour Amateur Bodybuilding Association (GMABA) in collaboration with the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA) is part of a sustained effort towards developing bodybuilding in the country.
According to the chairman of the GBFA, Abdul-Hayye Yartey, all is set for the nations biggest body building championship. At stake will be imported medals from the UK and other attractive prizes.
Mr. Yartey added that , seven of the final nine will form the core of the national team (The Black Muscles) who will represent Ghana in all international championship in 2008.
Notable among the combatants are defending champion Samuel "Obour" Asante, Mustapha Richardson, Cornelius Ankrah and Christopher Antoh.
Expected to grace the occasion are the Minister of Education, Science and Sports Professor Dominic Fobih and the Chief Executive of the National Sports Council Mr Prince Ernest Oduro-Mensah.
Cool rates of ¢ 30,000 and ¢ 50,000 will be charged at the gate.
This years event is being supported by the National Sports Council, the African Federation of Bodybuilding, Star Phones, Abusua Restaurant, Maximum gym, Mega Force Security, Allahu-Akbar Furniture shop and Supplement zone.