“We Need A Lot Of Medals”- Asantehene Challenges Ghanaian Athletes

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is anticipating Ghanaian competitors to make a strong impact at the 13th African Games set to be hosted in the country starting on March 8.

He revealed this when the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the African Games visited him at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

Speaking to his guests, the Asantehene says his most extreme desire is to see every one of the competitors or athletes representing Ghana to win more medals in the competition which will feature 29 games.

Addressing the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Otumfou poured out his shock why the country’s sports in the previous years has been completely drained out.

“Marathons and all other athletics went down and I hope you use this opportunity to give it the popularity it needs. There used to be what was called Inter-Schools which saw all these sports bring out the country’s great athletes to represent the country at international competitions.

“Help us to restore the glory of the country in sports. We used to have the likes of Nsiah Asare. Ghana used to be fierce on the sports front but we cannot boast of that today.”

At the Games, he expressed his expectation to see the country win a great deal of medals and demonstrate to the world what Ghana has.

13th African Games: Get To Know The Participating Countries, Venues, And More

Sports like armwrestling, athletics, beach volleyball, boxing, cricket, football, handball, hockey, judo, karate, rugby, volleyball, weightlifting, basketball, taekwondo, mixed martial arts, speedball, sambo, teqball and more will feature in the African Games.

The competition will end on March 23, 2024.

A delegation led by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon Simon Osei Mensah, included Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, the LOC Executive Chairman, along with LOC members Ibrahim Adjei Sowah, Kwesi Mantey, and Reks Brobbey, who were available at the Manhyia Palace on Monday March 4.

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