Another Bronze For Ghana

Ghana’s Omar Abdul, managed fourth place medal in boxing at the ongoing 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Abdul was defeated by Wasee Muhammad in the semi-finals of the Flyweight division on Friday as by a unanimous decision.

All three judges recorded 30-27, in favour of the Pakistani.

Though, Abdul lost he was rewarded with bronze medal for his efforts.

Omar AbdulGhana, earlier won a bronze medal in Judo, making a total of two medals in the competition.

Ghana’s chances of winning more medals, seem to be over in the competition, as most of her competitors have been kicked out.

*Former Ghanaian long jumper, Ignatius Gaizer, who recently won silver for the Netherlands during the World Athletic Championship in Russia, has explained why the only Ghanaian athlete who was at the event, Janet Amponsah could not compete, let alone, win a medal.

“When she was coming, she was not given a pesewa to put in her pocket to buy one or two things for herself. When this happens, your soul even runs away from you. She is also going to compete alongside other athletes”, Gaizer said.

“Sometimes, the spikes she wears even shows that she will lose. She could see other athletes nicely and neatly dressed while she wears different spikes, vests and pants for the competition. How do we expect her to compete and excel? All that she wears for the competition does not even encourage her. They rather demoralize her”, he complained.

He called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports to have a second look at athletics as they have channeled all their attention to soccer and that does not auger well for the development of sports in general in the country.

“They have given all their attention to football and have neglected all the other sporting disciplines yet when they go for a competition, they expect to win a medal. Do the athletes have to drink water and win medals? He retorted.

“Look, we went to the African Championship in Benin last year, but still our monies have not been given to us. If I borrowed money to enable me take part in the event in the name of Ghana, what could I do? The whole system is very bad”, he added.

He made these comments after winning silver for the Netherlands at the completion after he naturalized for them.


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