Asiamah: Ghana will excel at 2020 Olympics

Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah has indicated Ghana’s preparedness to make a big impact at the 2020 Olympic Games to be hosted by Japan.

Interacting with the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura and Japanese top athlete, Dae Tamasue who ended his three-day visit to Ghana over the weekend, the minister expressed optimism over Ghana’s of emerging as one of the medal winning countries.

Tamasue, a Japanese Olympian and world class hurdler, was in the country on the invitation of the Japanese community in Ghana and during the three-day visit held seminar with major stakeholders in the field of athletics and also held other meeting with school children.

Mr Asiamah hoped Japan would continue to support Ghanaian athletes to get the best of preparations to make a meaningful impact at the2020 Games as Ghana hopes to end her years of drought at the Games.

Responding, the Japanese Ambassador said the purpose of Tamasue’s visit to Ghana was to promote Japanese culture and values in Ghana through sports.

“It is also to bring to Ghana the spirit of the 2020 Olympic Games as the world prepares to be hosted by Japan at the event, “he stated.

Japan, he said, was committed to assisting Ghana in all sectors of development and would do same before the Olympic Games.

Tamasue said, he would personally find an athlete who is interested in hurdles and train him for the future.

Officials of the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) also interacted with the athlete and shared ideas towards the development of sports in the country.

 By Michael D. Abayateye

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