A New Dawn For Athletics In Ghana – ARAA Patron, Justin Saeed Duah.

A New Dawn For Athletics In Ghana – ARAA Patron, Justin Saeed Duah.

The new Patron of the Ashanti Regional Athletics Association (ARAA) and Olympian Justin Saeed Duah has promised to change the face of Athletics in the Ashanti Region and the country at large. The ARAA has elected its new executives to steer and manage the affairs of the association in the coming years. The election took place last month, November and it was very successful.

Click here for the new list of executives.

In 2000, Justin completed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Senior High School and later proceeded to Middlesex University and completed with Bachelor Degree in Sports Development and Management.

Justin Saeed Duah, currently works at the office of the President Republic of Ghana, as a Presidential Staffer with the Operations Department.

Duah has 12 years of service experience in the British Army as a Supply Chain specialist in the Royal Logistics Corp (Ministry of Defence – British Army). Duah also worked with G4S as Security Risks Manager, Cash in transit, and also Transport Manager with B&Q in the UK and also has worldwide experience in security and Conflict Management.

Duah was also deployed by the British Army to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as on United Nations’ Operations in Cyprus, Ivory Coast, and Pakistan.

Duah is currently residing in Ghana and is the Director of Royal Cockpit group and is also into Hotel Management and Leasing, Travel and Tour, and Educational, 4D Estates, Vibe Consult, Rentals and Sales, AM Graphics Enterprise, and General Goods and Services.

Athletics Career

Justin was a former Ghana National Athlete and has represented the country in the Olympics and many international championships.

He has also represented his country at the very highest level of athletics in his career which saw Duah compete at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece, 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne in Australia, 2007 All African Games, Algiers in Algeria – 2007, World Armed Forces Games Oakland with the British Army in 2005. Duah also runs for the Germany Athletics Club in Bremen as well as the British Army Athletics team and London Club in Woodford Green.

Duah is also a business tycoon and he owes numerous companies in and outside Ghana. He has the ambitions to develop Ghana Athletics if given the mantle. He has a lot of experience and the resources to make this dream a success.

According to him, he wants to turn Ghana Athletics especially Ashanti Regional Athletics Association into a superpower association to pave the way for other regions to follow suit. When it comes to Athletics the Ashanti Region is the pacesetters in Ghana. The introduction of the club lead championship will benefit the athletes and coaches in Ashanti Region and Ghana Athletics in general.


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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