25.04.2001 Sports News

Nkansah Promises Great Comeback

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One of Ghana's topmost sprinters, Eric Nkansah, has promised a great comeback and at least a medal in this year's World Athletics Championship scheduled to take place in Edmonton, Canada in August.

In an interview with the GNA sports in Accra on Monday, the sprinter who has remained on a low profile as a result of a muscle tear said that he is now in good shape and is training hard for the championship.

"I'm hopeful for a great comeback come what may", Nkansah said.

The athlete however admitted that, it has not been easy during his long period of recuperation from the nagging injury, which prevented him from participating in the Olympics.

"My performance went down totally, it has not been easy for me to come out of such an injury, I lost a lot of confidence and fighting spirit as a result but thank God I'm back on track", he added.

The Germany-based athlete said his focus is on the world championship and is working hard to improve on his time to enable him join the Ghanaian team to Edmonton.

Nkansah, appealed to the Ghana Amateur Athletics Association, (GAAA) to camp the team early enough to enable them prepare adequately for the competition.

He also called on the GAAA to pay more attention to the junior athletes and replace the tartan tracks as they are now in a very bad shape.

"I see lot of potentials after their competition against Togo and if they are giving the necessary assistance, they will excel."

Nkansah said he is working hard to strike a deal with some of the European athletic associations and colleges for some of the young Ghanaian athletes to be given the needed exposure.

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