Wrestlers from Kalande, Kulaw, Salaga, Makango, Kafaba, Kakoshi, and Kpembi flocked to the Presby Park to compete in the Shea Tree Traditional Wrestling competition.
Many of those who attended the event were ecstatic to see an initiative that reminded them of happy memories. Elders in the community were especially excited to see young people participating in what the Gonjas called Kibrimansi.
The drums beat, the flutes sang, and the multitudes of onlookers held their breath. Every nerve and muscle on their arms, backs, and thighs stood out, and one could almost hear them twisting to bursting point. After several rounds of battles between Kulaw, Salaga, Kalande, Makango, Kafaba, Kakoshi, and Kpembi representatives, the final bout was between Kafaba and Makango.
According to the organizers, this was one of the fiercest contests since the competition’s inception, but in the end, Latif Mahama aka Killer From Kafaba drew D Lawal from Makango after a tough banter between the two at the finals, making him the representative of East Gonja at the Grand Finale of the competition in March, 2022 at Daboya.