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Prof Francis Dodoo To The Ghana Athletes “May God Keep All Of You Safe”

Professor Francis Dodoo, the Ghana Athletics Association President sends a heartfelt message to the Ghana Athletes at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Ghana athletes are to start their journey in Athletics today. Although Prof. Francis Dodoo will be leaving office at the end of the Tokyo Olympic Games and he will be replaced by his vice president Ababu Afelibiek as the new President of the Ghana Athletics Association. Prof. Dodoo is one of the outstanding presidents the association has ever gotten. He has been appointed at the World Athletics Governance Commission.


The statement was announced by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) official Twitter account and stated “GAA President Prof. Francis Dodoo to exercise GAA voting member role per his position on World Athletics Governance Commission to strengthen GAA structure. 1st Vice President, Mr. Afelibiek Ababu assumes the role as Ghana Athletics Association President starting August 8th, 2021”. Prof Francis Dodoo to the Ghana Athletes “May God keep all of you safe”.


Prof. Francis Dodoo said “I want to, on behalf of GAA, wish all of you—the best athletes in Ghana, and among the very best in the entire world—the utmost blessings and good wishes for your respective and collective events. I pray that you seize this wonderful opportunity to make those once-in-a-lifetime memories that you can tell your children and grandchildren about. I also wish our coaches and officials who are with you Godspeed in the work they are doing to support you. May God keep all of you safe, help you be the best that you can be, and take you back home safely when the Games end. Nadia, Joe Paul, Ben, Sean, Manu, Sarfo, Emmanuel, Martin, Afeliek, Babs, and Andrew. Ghana loves you and GAA salutes you! We are all so very proud of you! Ayekoo!”

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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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