Let’s Invest in Ghanaian Athletes - Coach Koora

PAUL TUFFOUR


MR PAUL TUFFOUR (COACH KOORA)


Early Life


Name: Paul K. Tuffour

Biography of The Renowned Mr. Paul Tuffour.

Mr. Paul Tuffour is amongst the most decorated coaches Ghana has ever gotten. He is popularly known as Coach Koora. He had his education at the Tamale Presby Junior High School in 1996 – 1998. He proceeded to Osei Kyeretwie Senior (OKESS) High School in Tafo, Kumasi in 1999 – 2001. He was born on 4th February.

He started his coaching career in athletics in 2001 after he completed his senior high school.

He is also the Ashanti Regional Athletics Association Technical Coach.

He is married to Mrs. Abigail Afriyie with two kids Spendilove Tuffour and Blessing Andoh Robert.

Certificates


  • IAAF Coaching and Administrative Seminar – 2003
  • Technical Course for Coaches (Certified by IOC) – 6th Dec – 15th Dec 2014
  • Regional Tennis Association, Ashanti Coaches Workshop – 2015
  • Theoretical and Practical Basic of Differential Training – 2015
  • Certificate of Participation 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games – 2018
  • GAA Coaching Seminar – 2020
  • USATF Level 1 Track and Field  – 2022

Achievements


West African Championships – He sent 12 Ghanaian athletes and came back with 4 gold medals, 4 bronze medals, and 4 silver medals.

Burkina Faso Grand Prix – he has been represented Ghana 4 successive times with Kate Agyeman, Stephen Opoku. Kate has won 3 times in both 100m and 200m. “Benjamin Azamati and Sarfo Ansah have both won once”.

National Cross Country Ashanti Region has been winning numerous medals both individuals and team.

I was able to train 13 athletes and all of them had a scholarship to the United States.

In 2018, out of the 36 athletes that Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) selected for the ECOWAS Games, 26 were from Ashanti Region and they won a lot of medals.


Athletes he has coached


Okatakyie Afrifa – went to the University of Ghana. In 2004 and 2005 he was the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games champion. He further won the national championship in 2005 and again won the African University Games and he placed first in 100m dash. He is now a medical doctor in the United States

National Championship, Ghana – 100m – 1st

African University Games, Uganda – 100m – 1st 

Victoria Sarfo Kantanka – she won the African Junior Championships and African Senior Championships she also took in the same year but no laurel. She also secured a qualified time for Beijing Olympic Games but unfortunately, she was not able to go. She was a 400m runner.

Appiah Kubi Emmanuel (the current national rep for Ashanti Regional Athletics Association) – under the watch of Coach Koora he managed to make 4 appearances in World Championships – the World Junior Championships, Commonwealth Games, African Championships, World Championships in Berlin, Daegu, and Korea.

Doreen Adjei Safoaah – she broke Vida Anim’s record in both 100m and 200m events respectively. She is the Ashanti Regional Inter=Collegiate Games record holder in 100 m and 200m.

100m – 11.37 seconds

200m – 23.37 seconds.

Emmanuel Dasor – Ghana Fastest Human Meet won in 2014.

Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi – was a student of Kumasi Anglican Senior High School (KASS). He is the Ashanti Regional Inter-Collegiate Games record holder in the 200m dash.

Frank Asante – he holds the record in Ghana Training Colleges Games till date in 100m – 10.44 seconds.

“Name” Long Jump – Kumasi Wesley Girls Senior High School – and she won the national championship in the long jump when she was in senior high school level 2. She was given a scholarship to the United States to further her education and athletics career.

Janet Amponsah – she placed 4th at the World Junior Championship and placed 2nd in Africa Junior Championships in 100m and 200m.

Emmanuel Yeboah – Ghana Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 4 × 100m finalist – he won the Ghana Fastest Human Meet u18 – he again won the seniors whilst he was still at senior high school. He is now in the United States.

George Odum – won u15 of the Ghana Fastest Human Meet. He was a student of St Augustine Senior High School.

Durowaah – she also won the u15 Ghana Fastest Human Meet in the female category. She is currently a student at T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi.

Samuel – he won the u18 Ghana Fastest Human Meet in 2017.

Asare Sarkodie – he also won the u18 Ghana Fastest Human Meet twice 2017 and 2018, and Inter-Collegiate Games also twice both in the 100m dash. He was a student of Prempeh College in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Kate Agyeman – She won the Ghana Fastest Human Meet on three successive occasions in a role in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Hor Halutie – she also won national unity games.

Dorcas Gyimah – She went to Columbia and later qualified for Beijing Olympic Games.

Alan Kyeremanteng – In 2021, he won the u20 Ghana Fastest Human Meet final in Kumasi. He is currently a student at the University of Ghana.

Solomon Diouf – he went to Youth Olympics in 2018 and came 7th in the final and also competed in African Youth Games.

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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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