Follow The Path Of Ghana Armed Forces To Make Ghana Athletics Great Again – Letter to Security Services

Follow The Path Of Ghana Armed Forces To Make Ghana Athletics Great Again – Letter to Security Services

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in recent times has intensified its sporting activities.

Per our research, GAF used to organise only close-door events in which no civilians are permitted to take part.
In 2021, they changed their format and in October they organised their first open championship at the Elwak Sports Stadium in Accra.

Yes, the number of registered athletes was more than some of the marathons events they organised in the country.
That was a huge success and it was a one-day event.
Due to the outrageous athletes that trooped in, some of the events were cancelled because there was no time.

Ghana Athletics, in general, is not a heavyweight as we compared to other countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, and others.
Athleticshour has done a research and found out that most of the competitions are being organised by either individuals or organisations amongst others.

The mother federation in charge of Athletics only organise National Championships prior to doing, a National Team Selection. Even during the national championships, not all athletes are allowed to take part – is only those with good times that are being contested for a national slot –

But in Ghana, here organisation of competitions is vice versa as compared to our neighbour countries.
The mother federations only support the individuals with their technology (electronic timing) and technical staff to make the event authentic.

Ghana Armed Forces have recorded two events – track and cross country championships – They have assured us that the two events are here to stay.

We have about 4 – 5 security services in the country. How will the athletes and the fans feel if they hear Ghana Police Service Half Marathon, Ghana Immigration Track and Field Meet, CEPS Track and Field Invitation Classic, Ghana Immigration Cross Country Championship, Ghana Fire Service 10km Classic, which all will be opened and civilians can take part.

It will keep the athletes and coaches on their toes to always prepare their athletes for these competitions. 

Media houses will start talking about Athletics because we are vibrant and competitions are all over. 

These events can be held in any part of the 16 regions in Ghana but not only in the capital city.

Getting to the later part of the year, the security services can have a big one among themselves. It all comes in as a way of promoting and projecting Ghana Athletics to the world. 

If the corporate bodies and companies see these they will wish to support Athletics, in general, which one way or the other all will benefit. 

A HUMBLE APPEAL TO THEM
IF ALL THE OTHERS ARE ALSO ORGANISING ATLEAST ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PER YEAR. I THINK THE ATHLETICS COMPETITIONS WILL BE WELL RECOGNISED AND GET THE NECESSARY ATTENTION IT DESERVES.

All the security services in the country do justify recruiting athletes not only in athletics but all the other sporting disciplines.

I don’t know after recruiting them what are they doing over there or they use that medium to enter and everything goes off blind.

Together we can make Ghana Athletics Great Again.
The Better Ghana Agenda by Athleticshour.com.

In conclusion, on behalf of the Athleticshour management, we say a big congrats to the Director of Physical Training and sports at the Ghana Armed Forces Colonel Richard Akoto. He has a very broad knowledge in sports and soon GAF Athletes will be filled in all our national teams. Yes, every tree has parts that they all support during the photosynthesis process, WO1 Moro Salifu, the head coach of GAF, and Assistant Coach Clement Smith are all in support of building a great GAF Team in the future. 

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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