Meet Leslie Kojo Essuman Of Stars of the East Athletics Club

Meet Leslie Kojo Essuman Of Stars of the East Athletics Club

Meet Leslie Kojo Essuman of the Stars of the East Athletics Club and the third-fastest male athlete in under 13 at the just ended maiden edition of the Junior Olympic Championship.

The maiden edition of the Junior Olympics Championships has unearthed a lot of talents in Ghana. The Junior Olympics Championships were held at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi with the aim of introducing the kids to athletics at an early stage.

The two-day event saw a lot of athletes from different parts of the country take part. There were a lot of disciplines and athletes who came from all the various parts of Ghana to compete in the maiden edition of the event.

Athleticshour.com can confirm that indeed there are a lot of talents that go wasted each year in Africa not only Ghana. All the athletes were eager to make name for themselves especially the kids.

Leslie Kojo Essuman is a basic 5 student at the Calvary Presbyterian Primary Basic School at Kofotridua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is specialising in track and field events. Leslie competed in the under 13 category and he was the third-best runner-up during the championship. He ran 60 metres in 9.30 seconds.

Leslie is born to Mr. Androuz Owusu a Visual Art Tutor at St. Peters Senior High School at Nkawie and Madam Georgina Owusua, the Head of the Sports Department at Ghana National Senior High School, Effiduase.

Leslie is part of the Stars of the East Athletics Club and coached by one renowned Mr. Kofi Ossei Assibey Jnr. Mr. Assibey is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the club and is based at Effiduase, Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

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

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