Marcel Agbegne and Emmanuel Plange by sterling sportsmanship, skills and showing promise during the just ended Babolat National Ranking Tourment (2016 Tour 2) in Kumasi won the heart of management of Ismalia Tennis & Sports Shop, official agent of Babolat equipment tennis in Ghana securing sponsorship to enhance the tennis careers.
Speaking to tennisgh.com Mr. Lamptey, Managing Director of Ismalia Tennis & Sports Shop said “the two players showed a good performance in the just ended Babolat 2nd National Ranking which I sponsored; I was really impressed with their showcase. In view of that, I thought it wise to add Marcel and Plange to the number of players on my list for sponsorship currently”.
The 2015 National Ranking (Tour 5) Champion Emmanuel Plange and current under-18 champions Marcel Agbegne joins TPG/GTF No.1 and No.2 George Darko and Wisdom Na-Adjrago are currently sponsored by Ismaila Lamptey.
He added that “since we are the Babolat sole agent in Ghana, he always endeavor to promote the Babolat brand by organizing tennis programs such us as (Annual Babolat Doubles championship Open and AU Day Junior Championship).
Mr Lamptey further stated his desire is to put the sport of Tennis in the limelight as it’s regarded as lesser funded sports in the country. “Babolat will next year go into inter-schools to unearth talents to help the game of tennis to rise up”.
Story: Gabriel Amoakoh
News Sep 18, 2015