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Aliu Mahama Stadium to host first competition of 2024 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Athletics Aliu Mahama Stadium to host first competition of 2024 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human
THU, 18 APR 2024 LISTEN

The Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium at Tamale will host the first event of the 11th edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human on May 11.

The 100-meter dash clash is for boys and girls, under 15, under 18 and adults over 18 years.

The competition moves to Cape Coast Stadium on May 25, then Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium on June 15 and climax at the University of Ghana Stadium in Accra on June 29.

Three icons in sprints, Ohene Karikari, Oko Addy and Mike Ahey are the living inspiration to young athletes. They were recognized at the lunch of the 2024 edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human last Monday.

Hon Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth & Sports who launched the Olympic year edition prayed that more athletes will qualify for the Olympic Games. He acknowledged the contribution of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human in developing athletes as some took part in the last Games.

Dr Kwame Baah Nuakoh, GM of Strategy & Investments of GNPC said track & field is the passion of many Ghanaians and that justifies the company's support in discovering and nurturing talents, most of whom become international stars. He suggested the promotion of sports at the tertiary level.

Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary of the President of Ghana also appreciated the involvement of the private sector in sports talent discovery and harnessing.

Director General of the National Sports Authority Mr. Dodzie Numekevor assured the GFH organisers of providing the facilities and staff for a successful event.

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