The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) was introduced in Ghana and inaugurated as the 40th sporting discipline under the National Sports Authority (NSA).
Incorporated and registered at the Registrar General’s Department of Ghana, the federation is affiliated to the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) and Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA).
The Ghana Armwrestling Federation was founded and headed by broadcast journalist, Charles Osei Asibey known in media cycles as ‘Barrister’.
The federation has its headquarters in Accra and it is primarily responsible for the development and promotion of the sport in the country.
Currently ranked number one in Africa, Ghana has 21 referees including one junior world referee, five senior referees and six junior referees with the only female referee in Africa
Armwrestling involves two contestants, each places one arm on a surface with their elbows bent and touching the surface and they grip each other’s hand. The purpose is to pin the other’s arm to the table.