Recap: 2022 National Cross Country Championship
WISA to reward Diana, Lariba, Sherifa, and Titi after outstanding performances at Akim Oda
Women in Sports Association (WISA), an NGO that organizes sports events and honours outstanding female sports personalities will be awarding four ladies who participated in the just-ended Cross Country Competition at Akyem Oda.
According to the President of WISA, Madam Gloria Commodore she was highly impressed with the whole organization of the successful event.
She announced that the first lady to cross the finish line Lariba Sakat, second Sherifa Moro, and third Titi Rosina as well as Diana Kumbetel, a physically challenged lady is with one arm and still complete will be honoured.
This award will be presented with the support of the NSA and the Presidency with HE Bawumia the Vice President of Ghana in attendance.
Diana Kumbetel competed at Takoradi Marathon 2020, and after seeing her in action, the President of WISA decided that she becomes an award winner for this season.
The President of WISA who was specially invited by the Director-General of the NSA commended all the female runners and encouraged them to keep on doing what they love best and try hard to be African champions.
William Amponsah and Lariba Sakat dominated the event at Akyem Oda which was well patronized by all the regions in Ghana.
The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Prof. Peter Twumasi assisted by the Chairman for the LOC, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, fired the gun for the commencement of the Male 10kilometer National Cross Country Athletic competition at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region. The female race was also started by the Board Chairman of NSA with assistance from both senior officials.
All the dignitaries were proud and happy with the organization of the programme which was used as a part of the planning for the 2023 African Games.
The 2022 edition themed “Running Towards the 13th African Games” took place at the Akyem Oda Sports Stadium in the Eastern Region.
The ladies division was keen as all the 16 regions paraded their best Athletes but Ghana Airforce Marathon runner and Upper East wonder kid, Lariba Sakat, was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 35minutes and 07seconds. She was followed by Sherifa Moro from the Ashanti region also within a time of 35mins and 41sec whiles Titi Rosina from the Upper West came third within a time of 35mins and 52seconds.
By Sammy Heywood Okine

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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