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Preview: 2022 GUSA Cross Country Competition

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Preview: 2022 GUSA Cross Country Competition – The 25th Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Cross Country Competition is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 13th August 2022 at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho in the Volta Region.

The institutions that are made up of the GUSA: University of Ghana – UG -, University of Cape Coast – UCC -, University of Education, Winneba – UEW -, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – KNUST -, University of Energy and Natural Resources – UENR -, University of Professional Studies – UPS – , University of Health and Allied Sciences – UHAS – , University for Development Studeis – UDS -, University of Mines and Technology UMAT – , Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration – GIMPA – , Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development – AAMUSTED – , University of a Simon Diedong Dombo – University of Business and Integrated Development Energy and Natural Resources – UBIDENR – . Ghana Institute of Journalism – GIS – , C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences CKTUTAS – , and University of Environment and Sustainable Development – UESD -.

Record Holders

William Akuka – 36:00 (12km)

Female Individual

In the female individuals will be tough but Titi Rosina from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is the pre-race favourite, University for Development Studies (UDS) athlete Sarah Koomson will be a threat as well as her team compatriot HildaMary Bayor and Hawa Kambat of University of Education, Winneba (UEW) will cause a surprise. Grace Obour will lead the UG female team once again. Can the Afrrican Bronze medallist in the 400m finish on the podium this time?

Top 3 Predictions

Titi Rosina, UCC

Sarah Koomson, UDS

Hawa Kambat

Male Individual

University of Education’sĀ  (UEW) athlete Koogo Atia will be the man to beaten here, while Basit Afful and Ishmael Arthur both from University of Ghana (UG) will cause a mayhem in the top 3 spot. Other athletes to be watched includes, Aziz Mohammed, Seidu Salifu Tony Asigbey of UG, Samuel Awine and Daniel Abotsiof UCC, Samuel Oduro of UNER and Morris Bazaa of UEW.

Top 3 Predictions

Koogo Atia, UEW

Basit Afful, UG

Ishmael Arthur, UG

Team Predictions

Females

University of Education, Winneba

University of Cape Coast

University for Development Studies

Males

University of Ghana

University of Education, Winneba

University of Cape Coast

By Athleticshour

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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