Executives of Get Vim and Urban Sports Champions based in the USA and Ghana who have been monitoring the progress of Ghanaian athletes qualifying to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have promised to support Team Ghana.
Mr. Gabby Ammah, a member of the organistions who are out to motivate and inspire young Ghanaians said they are planning to sponsor about ten athletes or more and hope that others will qualify.
He expressed that Ghana has talent, but the talent alone cannot win the medals everybody wants, so the talented athletes must be supported technically, psychologically, morally and financially.
According to Mr. Ammah who was born in the UK, lived in Ghana and the USA, but decided to come down, work and stay in his motherland, sports is a big industry that has made countries like Jamaica, Cuba and Kenya known, so Ghanaians should not joke with it, but rather invest in facilities and the athletes.
After supporting Ghanaian kickboxer, Isaac Commey to defeat Theophilus Nelson from Britain at the Accra Sports Stadium, he has fell in love with the nation’s sporting heroes and decided to engage more athletes, especially boxers and martial artists as well as musicians.
Currently, he is supporting some unknown athletes, musicians and media, but feels sad that there is no track and field oval in the whole of Accra, than the University of Ghana, Legon which is far for athletes from the northern, western and southern areas like Kasoa, Odorkor, Kaneshie, Mamprobi, Dansoman, Korle Gonno, La, Osu and Tema.
He wondered why and how the Inter Colleges Sports Meetings have stopped or no longer exciting, just because the tartan tracks have been removed from the Accra Sports Stadium, and El Wak is also not ideal.
“We have to utilize the Cape Coast, Essipong and Tamale Tracks” he said.
He appealed to the sports authorities to work hard to fix El Wak, finish the Kaneshie Sports Complex on time and upgrade existing facilities at places where sports talents can be unearthed and groomed into super stars.
He pledged his support for the GOC President, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah and advised delegates who are going to vote at the next Congress to vote massively for him.