GAF Athletics Team Shines at Accra Inter City Marathon 2022
Appreciation post !! The Ghana Armed Forces Athletics (GAF) Team has produced a tremendous and memorable performance at the maiden edition of the Accra Inter City Marathon 2022. GAF Athletics Team is arguably one of the most decorated Athletics Clubs in Ghana, West Africa.
They always show up in their numbers in all competitions. Not just showing up but they also give world-class performances, win laurels, and are always among the best participants.
A look at their performance at the 2022 Homowo Marathon – Accra Inter City Marathon-
In the women’s category, they had three athletes finishing in the top 10. Lariba Sakat won the overall best athlete, Titi Rosina placed third and Rosmary Arthur finished ninth overall.
In the men’s category, they had two of their athletes finishing in the top 10.
Ghana National and a senior athlete Ishmael Arthur took the sixth position in a time of 1:07:34 seconds which was also a personal best and season best for him.
Another sensational athlete was Seidu Salifu, a very promising Ghanaian National Athlete who also managed to finish ninth overall in a new personal and season best time of 1:08:46 seconds.
According to the GAF’s Assistant Head Coach, SSGT Danyagri Smith, their aim is to groom and produce more athletes for Ghana and win medals at the upcoming 2023 All African Games.
“Now, we’re preparing hard to make Ghana proud during the All-African Games in 2023. Our target is to produce good athletes to win medals for the Nation”, Coach Smith stated.
The GAF Athletics Team trains at the Elwak Sports Stadium, where most of the athletes complain of minor injuries after training due to the poor nature of the tartan track.
The Elwak Stadium currently remains the only available track in the whole of the Greater Accra Region. About hundreds of athletes go there to train each day which includes keep fit clubs and fun runners.
The GAF Athletics Team was accompanied by WO1 Moro Salifu, SSGT Danyagri Clement Smith, SGT Normenyo James, Ft Sgt Bukari Eric, and POI Yin Anthony.