Reks Brobbey, initiator of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human believes very soon the discovery of the fastest man who would represent Ghana at the 2020 Olympic Games and win an Olympic Medal after so many years is coming.
“We are very impressed with this young local home grown talent, Emmanuel T-Twenty Yeboah, he says he’ll run under 10 secs locally and I believe him, bravo to him.
2013 – Our inaugural year, he didn’t place, 2014 – Under 18 overall winner, 2015 – we moved up to Seniors category and came in 3rd place in overall Senior race, 2016 – decided not to compete (he’s cocky like that/me, and in 2017 – Jan, he beat all and won University champs with 10.31, he didn’t compete from Jan till yesterday, last Open meet and he run 10.18 seconds”
“Next month he runs in China for the World University Championships and if he doesn’t stop training like he always does, he will bring home the gold” explained Mr. Brobbey.
The last race/competition for 2017, the Final of Finals for all the qualified athletes from all over Ghana come off in Kumasi 0n September 16 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and the man to beat is 20year old T Twenty from the University of Cape Coast.
The GNPC Ghana Fastest is in its fifth season and in two year’s time, the main man would be known and groomed specially by the GNPC Speedsters Club with all the facilities and equipment, including nutrition, physical and psychological as well as moral training to hit the top.
So far, the concept is yielding results at the juvenile level, as all the discoveries are doing well.
Ida Mensah, Mary Boakyi, Gifty Oku, Charity Dadzie are all potentials in the female category and the females do not want to be left out.
The Kumasi Stadium is going to explode as these runners explode on the tracks, and it is here that Yours truly once again would appeal to the Sports Authorities not to be following the Black Stars up and down, but sit down and look at how to put the Legon Sports Stadium in shape for the students and the people of Accra to love athletics again.
Apart from the Legon facility, we want the promise of building five new stadia in the other regions to come true.
And least of all is to see better tracks and facilities at Baba Yara Sports Stadium. For the Accra Sports Stadium, hmmmm we are in the capital and nobody should tell the authorities that sports facilities add to the architecture of a nation, and make the people happy and strong. Sports is life, and would always be business for those who are serious.
By Sammy Heywood Okine