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‘Declare Aflamah winner of Ghana’s Fastest Human’

Avid disciple of Ghana athletics, Nicholas Boabeng, has expressed shock at the decision of organisers to declare Barnabas Aggerh winner of last month’s GNPC Ghana’s Fastest runner.

Held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, Aggerh was re- ported to have upstaged a formida- ble pack to emerge victorious. However, 51 year-old Boabeng told the Times Sports yesterday that the authorities got it all wrong, insisting Wallace Aflamah should have been declared winner having pipped Aggerh in the last few seconds of the race.

“I have the pictures and video of the race and I can say without any shred of doubt that Aflamah won the race at the death and should be announced as winner now.” According to him, Aflamah is suffering a similar fate for the sec- ond time, describing it as “discon- certing and unfair.” “Indeed, I was at the same Ghana’s Most Fastest race held at the Legon Sports Stadium in 2017 where Aflamah was given a raw deal.

“In the third heats or so, he was first but interestingly didn’t qualify for the finals. Instead, a colleague athlete who came third in that same heats, made it to the finals.” In that year, Greater Accra Region’s Desmond Aryee, a product of the University of Ghana, won the Ghana’s Fastest Human race in the 100m Senior’s event at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.

This year’s event saw University of Development Studies’ (UDS) Barnabas Aggerh being declared winner with a time of 10:24 secs, while Aflamah, also a UDS student, finished behind the winner by just a second, while Abdul Razak Seidu, (10:38) Northern Region, placed third. Ghana Fastest Human founder, Reks Brooby, praised the high-level performance churned out by all competitors ahead of the national competition, later in the year.

BY JOHN VIGAH

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