2022 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Meet Launched
Mr. Ahmed Osmanu, Head of PR at the Ministry and a member of the LOC for the African Games to be hosted in Ghana in 2023, launched the GNPC Ghana Fastest Competition, which began in 2013 and is now in its 9th season, at the Accra Sports Stadium (Press Center) on Friday, May 27, 2022. Hon Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth and Sports, was represented by him.
The GNPC Ghana Fastest Programme provides an opportunity for children and young people aged 10 to 18 to demonstrate their talent in sprint events, particularly the 100 meters. Its goal is to find young local talent with the potential to become a world sprint champions. 2022 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Meet launched.
Nene Nagai Kasa VIII, Paramount Chief of Agomeda who chaired the launch commended GNPC for supporting Ghana Athletics and advised them to reward the nation’s three all-time best athletes, Mike Ahey, Okoe Addy, and Ohene Karikari who won medals at the Commonwealth Games between 1962 to 1974.
The event attracted a lot of athletics enthusiasts, media, and the Die Hard Sports Supporters Union.
Mr. Jeff M. Owusu, head of sports at the National Sports Authority, who spoke on behalf of the Director-General, Prof Twumasi, praised Reks Brobby and his team, as well as GNPC and the sponsors, for the concept of tapping and grooming top sprinters who will bolster Team Ghana at the 2023 African Games.
Reks Bobby received a special plaque from GNPC, the sponsors of the Ghana Fastest Human Competition, for coming up with the idea and program to find and nurture young athletes who may become Olympic and World Champions.
Mr. Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah, CEO of GNPC presented the special plaque to Reks Brobbey and urged him to continue the splendid work which has seen Ghana producing world-class athletes like Emmanuel Yeboah aka T20, Joseph Paul Amoah, Benjamin Azamati who currently holds the National 100 meters record and female sprint champion, Grace Obuor.
Reks Brobby who was a former athlete represented Ghana at the 1984 Olympic Games where he reached the semi-final stage. He was ranked the fastest in Africa in 1987 with a personal best of 10.08 seconds. He was the first Ghanaian to be sponsored and stayed with Team Adidas for 13 years.
The competitions begin at the Tamale Alhaji Aliu Mahama Stadium on 4th June, move to Kumasi Paa Joe Stadium on 9th July, then to Cape Coast on 20th August, and 24th September for the grand finale at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Ghana Fastest Human is sponsored by GNPC, Adidas, GCB Bank, Pippas Gym, Kriate Lync, Wrenco, Moringa King, Indomie, and Global Media Alliance.