Promising athlete urges authorities to show more commitment to the sport

first_imgPromising 100 meter sprinter Desmond Aryee, who has been tagged as Ghana’s next most talented sprinter says athletes in Ghana should be motivated enough to make them win laurels for the nation.The University of Ghana level 100 student attributed the inability of athletes in the country to perform at the highest level to lack of support from authorities in charge of the sport.Desmond Aryee told Asempa Sports, the lack of competitions is also one of the major reasons why athletics is not yielding good results in the country.“As an athlete you need to be active always. So you will need to be taking part in competitions to keep you in shape but here is the case we have very few competitions organized for us,’’ he lamented.Aryee also expressed disappointments in the switch of nationality by by former Ghanaian sprinter, Ignatius Gaisah, adding, athletes like him are role models to young and upcoming athletes including himself.The 21 year old who is an old student of St. Thomas Aquinas School, has been impressive for some time now and is looking forward to competing for Ghana at the World Youth Championships in the coming years.last_img