How Does Ghana Take Care of its National Athletes (Athletics)

How Does Ghana Take Care of its National Athletes (Athletics)


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How does Ghana take care of its national athletes (athletics)?

Quiet recently, I have seen a lot of our athletes who have been injured and no traces of them again.

Meanwhile, when these athletes were on top, the country gave them a call-up to join the national teams to represent the country (Ghana).
Am not really sure how much they were being paid in terms of – bonuses, appearance fees, and winning prizes – during their selfless devotion to the country.

Nevertheless, these athletes have one way or the other raised the flag of Ghana high across the globe.

The likes of Elizabeth Azure and Malik Yakubu amongst others are national assets that we need to heavily invest and support during their injuries.

Ghana prepares to host the 13th All Africa Games in 2023 and these athletes can deliver medals for us.

We have some good athletes in the system already and attention must be given to them as well.

Now any serious country that wants to win a medal in the games must begin a national tour to camp its potential athletes.

Ghana on the other hand doesn’t have some of these world-class -professional- athletes in the middle/long distance events both on the track and road that they can afford to compete in some of the international meets worldwide as other countries’ athletes do.

Are we waiting for the 11th hour before camping begins or do we have our pre-selected athletes there already?

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 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 the 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 "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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