”Gone are the days when Ghana was known for competing against the best and winning laurels in athletics.”
Former Ghana Olympian, Alex Brobbey says Ghana athletics is dead and need serious minded people to manage the Athletics Association.
Mr. Alex, who has a seven -year development plan for Ghana athletics claim Ghana athletics has taken a nose dive due to poor management and has called on the administrators to sit down and think twice.
The Standard Chartered in conjunction with the Ghana Athletic Association, spearheaded by Alex Brobbey organised the competition last year for all age groups, but this year, the competition is dubbed “Ghana’s fastest U – 18 human “.
The brain behind the competition is to ‘catch them young’ and groom them for the future.
“This competition I believe will take Ghana back to where it belong in athletics. Everything is about football to the detriment of other sports,” Mr. Brobbey told allsports.com.gh.
“Gone are the days when Ghana was known for competing against the best and winning laurels.
“As you can see, the children are exhibiting their talent. We have a lot of talents, when well managed, can go places. I was an athlete myself and I know what it takes to be on the lane. This competition and will help us get the best young athletes who are the future of Sports in Ghana,” he opined.
The competition which began last year produced two athletes; Emmanuel Dzakor and Beatrice Annor from the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions respectively.
Both are currently in the United Kingdom.