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    GHANA'S HAUSA AND MOSLEM COMMUNITIES ORGANISED A NATION-WIDE WRESTLING MATCH IN ACCRA ON SUNDAY IN AID OF THE KOTOKA TRUST FUND.

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    GHANA'S HAUSA AND MOSLEM COMMUNITIES ORGANISED A NATION-WIDE WRESTLING MATCH IN ACCRA ON SUNDAY IN AID OF THE KOTOKA TRUST FUND. THE FUND HAS BEEN SET UP IN MEMORY OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL EMMANUEL KOTOKA WHO WAS KILLED IN APRIL DURING AT ATTEMPTED COUP.

    THE COMPETITION -- THE FIRST TO BE ORGANISED IN ACCRA -- WAS HELD AT THE RACE TRACK. CONTESTANTS CAME FROM GREATER ACCRA, KOFORIDUA, ODA, SEKONDI-TAKORADI, CAPE COAST, NKAWKAW, AND TAKOROWASA.

    THE FIRST CONTEST BETWEEN AWUDU OF SEKONDI-TAKORADI AND SALAMI HAUSA OF ACCRA ENDED IN A DRAW. THEY WERE SEPARATED AFTER WRESTLING FOR FIVE MINUTES.

    THE SECOND CONTEST WHICH WAS BETWEEN BAWAWA OF GREATER ACCRA AND AWUDU HAUSA OF TAKORADI ALSO ENDED IN A DRAW.

    IN ANOTHER CONTEST, ANGO OF CAPE COAST, DEFEATED AYENKYE OF SEKONDI-TAKORADI.

    THE LAST CONTEST WAS WON BY THE GREATER ACCRA CHAMPION, EMORU HAUSA WHO DEFEATED THE CHAMPION WRESTLER FROM SEKONDI-TAKORADI, KAI HAUSA.

    MR. M.A. METTLE, THE GREATER ACCRA REGIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE KOTOKA TRUST FUND, AND MR. ALLAHASAN DERJE, PRESIDENT OF THE NIGER COMMUNITY IN ACCRA, CONGRATULATED THE TWO WRESTLERS ON THEIR PERFORMANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA371OUWY5H596LRVRAETKT0029
    Media URN:
    VLVA371OUWY5H596LRVRAETKT0029
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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