12 High Morale Academy Athletes to Compete in Millennium Marathon

12 High Morale Academy Athletes to Compete in Millennium Marathon

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Accra 02 Sep. AH – High Morale Athletics Academy (HMAA) athletes are set to compete in the 2022 Millennium Marathon on Saturday, 3 September in Accra.

The HMAA team was led by Head Coach Boniface, who also acts as Project Manager of Maaron Initiative. The HMAA team is based in Nandom, Upper West Region.

The team has chalked a lot of success in recent years in the field of Athletics. Most of its athletes are on scholarships in the various senior high schools and universities in the country.

The twelve athletes are made up of 2 males and 10 females.


Latifa Haruna, a student of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in Kumasi was in the top 10 finishers at Maaron Championship- 8th overall, Sandra Boinde placed 10th at 2022 Maaron Championship 3k, and Mavis Yibaar will also debut in the 5km event after clocking 50:19.85 in the 10km at the inaugural edition of Maaron Championship in Nandom.


David Nakousi of Adisadel College, a favourite top 10 finisher in the men’s category, won the Maaron Championship 10km in 31:45.00. An ECOWAS CAA REGION II 1500m medalist in 2022.

Atarlar Awini Samuel is a former medalist at the first edition of the Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon in the Western Region, and a student of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Females in 21km

Abdulai Ramata is one of the phenomenal female distance athletes in Ghana currently Tuolong Reina, Emmanuella Atinga, Mary Kancho, Asakiyaba Joana, Ayaayine Vida a 40 minutes 10km athlete, and a past student of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in Kumasi.

Belinda Sebobr, Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon champion, second place finish at the first edition of Maaron Championship, and an ECOWAS Youth Medalist in the 1500m. She runs 10km in 39:10.41 at Nandom.

High Morale Athletics Academy (HMAA) Full Team Lists

Coach Boniface – Head of Team

Sandra Boinde – 5km

Mavis Yibaar – 5km

Latifa Haruna – 5km

Mary Kancho – 21km

Belinda Segbobr – 21km

Emmanuella Atinga – 21km

Tuolong Reina – 21km

Abdulai Ramata – 21km

Vida Ayaayine – 21km

Asakiyaba Joana – 21km

Atarlar Awini Samuel – 21km

David Nakousi – 21km


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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