GNPC Honours ‘Sir’ Reks Brobby

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GNPC Honours ‘Sir’ Reks Brobby
GNPC Honours ‘Sir’ Reks Brobby

GNPC Honours ‘Sir’ Reks Brobby

GNPC, sponsors of Ghana Fastest Human Competition have honoured Reks Brobby with a special plaque for coming up with the idea and programme to search for and groom young athletes who could become Olympic and World Champions.

Reks Brobby who was a former athlete represented Ghana at the 1984 Olympic Games where he reached the semi final stage. He was ranked the fastest in Africa in 1987 with a personal best of 10.08 seconds. He was the first Ghanaian to be sponsored and stayed with Team Adidas for 13 years.

The event took place on Friday at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium during the launch of the 2022 edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Competition.

Mr. Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah, CEO of GNPC presented the special plaque to Reks Brobbey, and urged him to continue the splendid work which has seen Ghana producing world class athletes like Emmanuel Yeboah aka T20, Joseph Paul Amoah, Benjamin Azamati who currently holds the National 100 meters record and female sprint champion, Grace Obuor.

The GNPC Ghana Fastest Competition which started in 2013 is in its 9th season, and has been an avenue for kids and young people from age 10 to above 18 years to exhibit their talent in the sprint events, especially 100 meters.

Nene Nagai Kasa VIII, Paramount Chief of Agomeda who chaired the launch commended GNPC for supporting Ghana Athletics and advised them to reward the nation’s three all time best athletes, Mike Ahey, Okoe Addy and Ohene Karikari who won medals at the Commonwealth Games.

The Minister of Youth & Sports was represented by Mr. Ahmed Osmanu, head of PR at the Ministry and a member of the LOC for the African Games to be hosted in Ghana in 2023.

The event attracted a lot of athletics enthusiasts, media and the Die Hard Sports Supporters Union.

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