Commonwealth Games 2022: Ghana to send +100 Athletes to Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022: Ghana to send +100 Athletes to Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022: Ghana to send +100 Athletes to Birmingham – Team Ghana had recorded a historic milestone as +100 athletes qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In what has been one of the most successful, intense, yet low key preparations for Team Ghana, the leader of Ghana’s contingent to the games has broken silence on the intricate preparations so far.

Mr Frederick Acheampong who is the Chef Du Mission (CDM) for Team Ghana at the upcoming Games in Birmingham, says Ghana’s preparations has reached an advanced stage where the final steps are being taken through the directions of authorities in the United Kingdom with stakeholders in Ghana.

“Of course, we have been silent because it has not been easy, but I can assure you that everything is going according to laid down procedures hence our policy to create, maintain and keep our administrative and operational approach low key”.

In a meeting with Birmingham 2022 Team Managers and members of GOC Communications, the CDM delivered a comprehensive update on Team Ghana’s preparatory works as the Games get closer.

Mr Acheampong who is also the Treasurer of the GOC said he and his staff as well as the Ministry of Youth and Sports have been working tirelessly to ensure that the 101 athletes who have qualified, get the opportunity to participate in various disciplines. read more

“Another positive update is that at this stage, 26 coaches and 13 team leaders have also secured their visas and would be traveling to pick up accreditation in Birmingham, UK upon arrival. At every stage, I am in touch with Birmingham and our Management”.

The CDM confirmed the appointment of Mr. James Nunoo as the Covid-19 Liaison Officer for Team Ghana. He would be supported by an experienced medical team including physiotherapists and nurses.

Team Ghana Medical Team will be led by Dr. Zakaria who will supervise and coordinate Ghana’s medical detail before during and immediately after the Games in Birmingham.

According to Mr. Acheampong, two Deputy CDMs in the persons of Kwame Amponfi Jnr for Events / Competitions and Mr. Larbie for Logistics have also been appointed, with Mr.Isaac Duah of Ghana Tennis as the Welfare Officer.

The CDM named the Administrative /Accreditation officer as Miss Farida Idriss and Mr. Yaw Ampofo Ankrah as the Media / Press Attache.

More to follow

Source:GOC Communications

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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