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Three former Ghanaian Athletics Champions – Mike Ahey, Oko Addy and Ohene Karikari, [first Ghanaian athletes to win an international medal outside Ghana] have received gifts from Adidas and GNPC.

The athletics trio who have been backing the programme were honoured for their contribution to Ghana sports, especially athletics during last Saturday’s edition of the 2021 GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human Competition.

Mike Ahey was 1962 Commonwealth Gold Medalist and multiple Commonwealth Silver 4×100 relay medalist.

Ebenezer Charles Oko Addy took over and became 1966 Commonwealth Gold Medalist in the 4×100 relay.

Ohene Karikari was the 1974 Commonwealth Bronze medalist in the 100 meters and the ONLY Ghanaian 100 meter runner to have ever won a medal outside Africa.

The former athletes felt content and elated after the presentation from Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, Executive Chairman of the 2023 African Games Local Organsing Committe.

Mr. Reks Brobbey, brain behind the Ghana’s Fastest Concept said Ghana once ruled the world in sprints, but now attention and focus is on football which is taking all the budget for sports.

He appealed to sports authorities to bring back the love for Athletics.

Dr. Kwame Baah Nuakoh called on sports events organisers to involve the media to attract eye balls and attract sponsors. He commended Reks Brobbey and the products of the concept.

He hinted that the youth will benefit and GNPC is always ready to support a good course, like the Speedsters Club.

Present at the Legon UG Sports Stadium were the Special Guest of Honour, Secretary of the President of Ghana Nana Bediatuo Asante, Minister of Youth & Sports Hon. Mustapha Ussif, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare Executive Chairman of the LOC for the 2023 African Games, Mr. Ahmed of the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Dr. Kwame Baah Nuakoh General Manager Sustainability GNPC, Mr. K.B. Asante MD of Ghana Gas, the Guest of Honour, Mr. Sandy Agyeman, Mr. George Lutterodt, Mr. and Miss Ghana 2020.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine

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