Aziz Mohammed and Ishmael Offeh Acheampong To Compete In All African Universities Cross Country Championship

Aziz Mohammed and Ishmael Offeh Acheampong To Compete In All African Universities Cross Country Championship

Two sensational athletes from the University of Ghana, Aziz Mohammed, and Ishmael Offeh Acheampong will be participating in the upcoming 5th All African Universities Cross Country Championship. The championship is scheduled for 20th November 2021 and it will be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to the head coach of the University of Ghana’s cross country team, Coach Akuka disclosed that his athletes are much focused, committed, and determined to shock their counterparts at the All African Universities Cross Country Championship.

We are all aware of the high altitude in these Eastern African Countries and we are not boarded and I know my athletes will deliver. Although it will be a great advantage for the host nation.

Ishmael won the Ghana Armed Forces Championships 800m men’s race. He went with me to Kumasi twice he couldn’t place. But with his hard work, commitment and determination, he won the 800m and was second in the 1500m in heat 2 (Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Championship). He is a level 100 student and I know he has a very bright athletic career ahead of him.

“My interest was not much into sports, but I had a coach who talked to me very well when I came to the University of Ghana. I am much grateful for his advice and encouragement. Even sometimes when we go to competitions I do not place but he still encourages me” said Ishmael Offeh Acheampong.

Profile of Ishmael Offeh Acheampong

As for Aziz Mohammed, everyone knows him and he has a lot of experience in these international championships. After winning the ECOWAS medal he became the topic for discussions in Ghana at a very tender age in his athletic career.

Aziz Mohammed also said “I was extremely happy when I met Coach Akuka because he has been there for me anytime and everywhere even when I was at Senior High School. He is a coach who gives motivational quotes to his athletes all the time. I’m happy to be selected to represent the University of Ghana in the 5th All African Universities Cross Country Championship. I promise to make everyone proud”.

Profile of Aziz Mohammed

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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