Ghana’s Top Seed in Table Tennis, Derek Abrefa has been rated high in the latest International Table Tennis rankings.
The SWAG Table Tennis player of the year is now among the top 260 in the world.
After the recent world championship in Budapest, Hungary, Abrefa has moved up to number 256, from 281 and he believes he can move up more into the best 200 and then the top 100.
He said a lot depends on playing in international competitions to gain more points and get ranked high.
He commended his sponsors for the world championship and the media as well as the Ghana Tennis president, Mawuko Afadzinu of Stanbic Bank for his support and motivation.
He also thanked the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and the government of Ghana.
“The joy was unimaginable this morning when I woke up to see I have been rated higher again in the world table tennis ranking after the just ended #itff_World2019 here in Budapest.
You all matter in my success and I must say I wouldn't have come this far had it not been your support. Moving forward from #No281 on the world ranking list to #No256 is a dream come true for me.
It hasn't been easy but was worth it. It doesn't matter the limitations. There definitely will be hindrances but with perseverance, determination and with God in the Sailing ship, all storm will be calmed. God richly bless you all, Shalom” he said on his Facebook platform.
Celia Baah Danso, the current best female table tennis player in Ghana thanked the media for supporting the game and promised that they will do their best to put Ghana high in the game of Table Tennis.
“We are now ambassadors after participating at the World Cup, we did our best, we need more exposure, we that all who supported us to make our dreams come true,” she told Yours Truly.