Cycling sponsors eye Tokyo 2020 Olympics

cyclingSponsors of the maiden Samuel Anim Cycling Race, Royal Headlines Limited, are optimistic that Ghana would make an appearance in cycling at the next Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020.

In an interview with the Times Sports, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Headlines, Suabiru Nurudeen said, with the talents and adequate sponsorship, cycling would be the sport to make a huge impact at the world stage.

“There are great, young and determined talents in the country who would do well at the world stage when provided with the opportunity,” he stated.

“On our part, Royal Headlines has recognised the need to assist the sport and would organise several events to develop talents that would make the nation great,” he added.

“Our vision is to have the best cyclist in the world from Ghana in the next five years and be associated with that particular cyclist,” he stressed.

Manager of Royal Headlines, Alhassan Adjetey said it was unfortunate cycling and other disciplines have been left to suffer because the nation’s attention is always on football.

He urged the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) to do more publicity on their events to get people on board to support the event.

Isaac Sackey won the Anim Memorial Cycling, finishing the 120 kilometer race with a time of 51 minutes, 27 seconds to walk home with the cash prize of GH¢500.

He was followed by fast rising cyclist, Abdul Razak Umar with a time of 51 minutes,37 seconds for the second position while young Frank Akuffo  third with a time of 52 minutes,40 seconds.

The race which had about 75 cyclists started from the Accra Sports Stadium to Mamfe-Akuapem in the Eastern Region and back to Accra was in memory of Samuel Anim, the then finest cyclist in the country, who passed on last year after an accident.

By Michael D. Abayateye

 

 

 

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