How Do We Resuscitate Ghana Athletics? See answers fans gave

How Do We Resuscitate Ghana Athletics? See answers fans gave

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For the past decade, Ghana Athletics has been stagnant as most people will describe it. The former athletes are always saying that the state of athletics now is nothing to compare during their time. How Do We Resuscitate Ghana Athletics? See answers fans gave will shock you.

Although football was vibrant during their days when it’s time for athletics it is seen as a football game during the ’90s. What is wrong now?

We can mention some names like KWAME DWAMENA DAKWA, NELSON BOATENG, JOHN MYLES MILLS, PAUL TUFFOUR, ERIC AKOGYIRAM, EUGENE KORANTENG, VIDA ANIM, MARGARET SIMPSON, ELIZABETH BOADI, and co.

Ghana was having the best sprinters and distance athletes in Africa and they are always seen competing at the International Championships worldwide. Did they have the best chance? It’s not clear and no evidence proving that they were treated like the footballers.

Because football has been the number sport in Ghana and the kind of treatment given to them is none to compare to the other sports. Most people do describe them as ‘lesser sports’ but I personally don’t agree with them. “Football has been the biggest sport in the world because of the investments people invest in it”.

Ghana as a country has been investing into football than any other sport that’s why football is the number one sport here. Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, America, Russia, China and the other countries who have been investing equally in all sports don’t say football is the biggest sport in those countries.

We can all testify the contingents they send to the Olympic Games or any other sporting activities to participate and they do so in multiple events. Ghana can also emulate the same and if the government starts to invest in other sports or when the central cake or quota is shared equilibrium by the next 5-10 years football won’t be the biggest sport in Ghana.

Most of our former athletes when done with their careers prefer to leave the country and settle overseas. What is the cause? They themselves are saying that Ghana Athletics is not in the proper state meanwhile all the experiences and skills they have gotten as athletes are not channelled back to their roots. We have a lot of ex footballers in the country and some of them are Coaches, CEOs, Board Chairmen, and Managers of football teams.

I believe our current generation even have the talents if well nurtured they can do better to revive the name of Athletics.

Questions on board……..

Do the ex-athletes have positions at the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)?

Do the ex-athletes have clubs they are coaching?

Or they are somewhere confortably resting and throwing fire back?

Were they not treated well and don’t want to support because of what they passed through? out of pains?

Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (FTF): Can you kindly update us on what you been up to since you left athletics?

Vida Anim (VA): I left athletics in 2012 after the London Olympics; that was the last time I competed for Ghana. I have been doing my own thing here and there. I live in Germany now and I have completely cut myself off from athletics to focus on other affairs. I don’t want to get involved in athletics anymore.

{Read full interview here}

Now read some of the comments people gave.

“The answers are simple and plentiful!

The challenge lies with the “machinery” back home, that sawllows up anyone wanting to make change.

The trcik is Reks Brobbey way: create a different machine!

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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…

Don't allow your current situation today to define your tomorrow, there is always a way to change for better.