Why Ghana Has No Athletics Academy For The Kids – Young Anita Anaab

Why Ghana Has No Athletics Academy For The Kids – Young Anita Anaab

Anita Anaab is a young female athlete from Ghana. She is popularly known by her peers as “Champion Anita” both on and off the track. She is a track and field athlete and specialising in sprint events. Champion Anita hails from Kintampo in the Bono East Region. Why Ghana Has No Athletics Academy For The Kids – Young Anita Anaab.

Anita is very passionate about athletics and she is determined to compete for Ghana someday to come. She competed in the Ghana Fastest Human Meet in 60 metres dash. Champion Anita has a personal best in 60m – 8.46 seconds *electronic time*

“I don’t understand why Ghana is not having any athletics academy like a school, because I want to attend that school,” said Champion Anita

Champion Anita was first (1st) in Bono Ahafo Region and Ashanti Region Championships. She placed second (2nd) in the just ended Ghana Fastest Human Meet at Paa Joe Sports Stadium, inside Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

“Children below the age of ten (10) are not supposed to run the distances over 100 metres, 200 metres, and above. That is the proper way of coaching athletes at the stage,” disclosed Coach Controller.

Coach Controller is the head coach of Champion Anita and according to him, athletics in Ghana is not stable and we need more attention for the upcoming athletics.

Champion Anita is now preparing to compete in the upcoming Young Olympics Championships in Kumasi. Read more here


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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