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04.04.2008 Sports News

Ghana to host Junior Athletics Championship

By Accra Mail



The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has approached Ghana to host the 2010 Junior Athletics Championship.

Sandy Osei-Agyeman, Chairman of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) told GNA Sports that the continental body had asked Ghana to explore the possibility of hosting the biennial event.

He said his outfit would officially inform the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports to find out the feasibility of hosting the championship, which he believes would be crucial to the development of athletics in the country.

“It will be a fine opportunity to host such an event because it will provide the platform to unearth talents that will go a long way to benefit the country.

“The Vida Anim's all came through such a system and one cannot discard the potential of discovering several other talents.”

Ghana would have to provide warm up tracks to fully pass as host of the championship which was last held in Burkina Faso.

“We already have in place standard tartan tracks and will have to build warm-up tracks to conclude the entire requirement for such events.”

He told GNA Sports if giving the nod, Ghana would also have to create call-rooms plus the warm-up tracks for the successful hosting of the championship.

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