Three Ghanaians and two Nigerians are to embark on a three week training tour of the United States some time this year at the invitation of the world renowned race walking coach Dave McGovern, the foreign coach of Visco Walking Club.
They are Ahmed Tijani Sanni of the Ghana Armed Forces Navy Sekondi, Stanley Briamah of Cape Coast, Yaw Fordjour all of Ghana, and Odunuga Oluwale and Adebayo Bada all of Nigeria. They will be accompanied by their local coach Mr. Albert Nukpezah of the National Sports Council.
The training tour is expected to put the walkers in great shape for upcoming competitions including the All Africa Games. The selection of the five was based on previous performances including the World Walking Cup held in Italy in October last year.
According to the general secretary, Mr. Booba Clottey coach McGovern of the World Class Race walking stated that the walkers could have done much better at the competition in Torino, and this time around he would ensure that they reached their optimum by the time major competitions show up.
This is the third time Ghanaian walkers have been offered the opportunity to train overseas.
Asumang was given a three-year scholarship which ends this year and last year three walkers went over for preparations in the United States.