The National Sports Authority (NSA) has organized this year’s National Cross Country athletics competition for the the 4th edition since 2019 at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipal of the Eastern Region on Saturday, 26th February 2022. The event was under the theme “Running Towards The 13th African Games”.
In all, 192 male and female athletes who were drawn from the sixteen administrative regions participated in the 10-kilometre event.
The Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Mr. Seth Panwun together with the Director General of NSA and other dignitaries fires the symbolic “starting gunshot” for the commencement of the Female 10kilometer National Cross Country Athletic race whiles Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Prof. Peter Twumasi and the Chairman for the LOC, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare fires the gun for the commencement of the Male 10kilometer National Cross Country Athletic competition.
The event ended at the Akim Oda Sports Stadium at about 9:30 am.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion include Director General of NSA, Prof. Peter Twumasi, MCE for Birim Central, Honourable Victoria Adu, President of Ghana Athletics Association, Mr. Afelibeik Ababu, Chairman for LOC, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, Board Chairman of NSA, Mr. Seth Panwum, Deputy Director General (Technical) NSA, Mr. Kwame Amponfi Jnr.
In his keynote address, the Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi said the government will continue to support talented athletes with policies such as the stimulus package that was made available to sportsmen and sportswomen in Ghana.
He also said that opportunities exist for needy and talented athletes to benefit from state-sponsored academic scholarships.
RESULTS OF 2021 NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY, AKIM ODA , EASTERN REGION (FEB 26, 2022);
Congratulations to William Amponsah(Central Region) for winning the Ghana National Cross Country 2022 Male Race
William Amponsah-Central Region (Male Race Winner )
Congratulations to Zakat Lareba from the Upper East Region for winning the Ghana National Cross Country 2022 Female race
Zakat Lariba- Upper East ( Female Race Winner)
Congratulations to the Central Region for winning the Best Regional Male Team at the just ended Cross Country 2022
Congratulations to the Upper West for winning the Best Female Regional Team at the just ended National Cross Country 2022
CASH PRIZES – To be presented at a ceremony in Accra in due course
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