The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has encouraged Fastest Human finalists to set their eyes on the ultimate
Ahead of the finals of the annual sprint competition which comes off at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi on Saturday, September10th, Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould, Acting Chief Executive of GNPC has sent a goodwill message to the contestants.
“I encourage you all not just to aim at winning your age category races but, to put in the extra efforts to merit a place in the GNPC Speedsters’ Club, which we are sponsoring to develop the best amongst you to become world-class athletes to represent Ghana in athletic competitions at the world stage,” the message said.
He congratulated all the 160 finalists (80 males, 80 females) for making it to that level of the competition.
“As we congratulate the organisers of the Ghana’s Fastest Human, and call on the general public to lend its support by going to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium Saturday afternoon to cheer on the athletes to deliver their best,” Mr. Mould added.
Ghana’s Fastest Human is a 7-year programme (2013-2020) which seeks to unearth 100-metres talents that will restore Ghana to its glorious heights in sprint athletics and participate in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
The 100-metres competition is held for male and female contestants across age categories of: Under 10, Under 15, Under 18 and Seniors. This year’s 160 finalists were selected from Open competitions held across the country in Sekondi, Tamale, Kumasi and Accra between May and August this year.
GNPC who are the Headline and Clothing sponsors of this year’s edition have set up the GNPC Speedsters’ Club, for the top four (two males, two females) sprinters in the finals to undertake a one year residential training programme under its sponsorship.