Ghana will present two cyclists for this month’s Africa Games to be held in Rabat, Morocco as the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) failed to convince the International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC) to increase the number to four.
“We were pushing for 4 but we couldn’t get it, they [IGCC] didn’t listen to us so we are moving with the 2, and as it stands that is the decision that we took yesterday” stated Public Relations Officer of the GCF, Dennis Moore.
The two cyclists are however, yet to be chosen but a number of names that could be considered are Clementine Ayoung, who won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup Track Cycling in Abuja, Nigeria and 29-year-old Emmanuel Sackey who participated at last Africa Games finishing 24th in the 150 km race.
Mr. Moore also revealed that the team had been training months back adding there will be no need to worry about their preparedness. “Those in camp in Cape Coast started training just last two weeks, but we started training months back. Every time we are on the road training.”
The 2019 Africa Games is set to start from August 19 to 31, in Rabat, Morocco.
By: Beatrice Laryea