Five Ghanaian Athletes benefit from Scholarships

first_imgThe Ghana Athletics Association is banking its medal hopes at future international multi-sport competitions on five athletes who are on scholarships in the United States of America and an International Athletics Association Federation Programme in Mauritius.The quintet made up of Doreen Sarfowaa Adjei, John Ampomah, Atsu Nyamadi, Beatrice Gyamang and Janet Amponsah have begun their four-year studies at the Neosho County Community College and Dickson State University in the USA.This move is expected to improve Ghana’s stock for the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 following a poor showcase at the 2012 Games in London.General Secretary of the Ghana Athletics Association Bawa Fuseini told JOY Sports in an interview “sending the athletes to America and Mauritius is one thing and they performing is another. But the bottom line will be their interest and their seriousness to return as more serious athletes. When we saw them in the beginning, we realized they were very good with a lot of zeal. We hope and pray that when they come back for the next championships, we will see a lot of difference in them.”None of Ghana’s nine member contingent for the 2012 London Games won a medal for the nation.last_img

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