I Was Not Serious In Class During SHS, So I suffered When I Came To The US On Scholarship – Doreen Adjei Saofwaa 

I Was Not Serious In Class During SHS, So I suffered When I Came To The US On Scholarship – Doreen Adjei Saofwaa

Most athletes are always enthusiastic and optimistic that participating in school sports is the ultimate goal in life. Meanwhile, they’ve forgotten that it was academics who got them to where they are now.
The Ghana Athletics Association’s (GAA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has stated unequivocally that sports and academics are twins who move in concurrently. Someone who is very good at sports but knows nothing about academics is extremely dangerous and can even ruin your God-given talents while in school.

She was amongst the best female sprinters in the country during her time and due to that she never took her education seriously because they will pass her by all means. After arriving in the United States, there she realised that things are different over there.

Doreen Adjei has advised aspiring Ghanaian athletes who do not take their schoolwork seriously to change their ways if they want to consider taking their running career to new heights.

During the tenure of Professor Francis Duodu, Doreen was the first Ghanaian female athlete to receive a scholarship to study in the United States. She is also the Ashanti Regional Inter-Collegiate Superzonal Games 100m and 200m record holder.

In 2014, she competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She ran the 200m in 25.27 seconds, finishing fifth in her heat but failing to advance. Doreen Adjei Safowaa was also a member of the four-person 100-meter relay team, but they were disqualified. Flings Owusu-Acheampong, Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, and Doreen Adjei Safowaa comprised the quartet.

She belongs to the Great Ashanti Athletics Club, which is led by Mr. Paul Tuffour, also known as Coach Koora.

Doreen, in voice audio shared via WhatsApp, advised the athletes to treat their academics as seriously as they did their sports. She is now currently in the United States and preparing for the upcoming African Games 2023. The 13th African Games will be hosted in Ghana and it will be used as the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification games as well.

Listen to the complete audio here.

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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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