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