Tamale gets set for National Cross-country competition
Tamale, March 14, GNA - About 200 athletes and a number of
officials drawn from the ten regions of the country have
registered to take part in this year's National Cross
Country competition to be held in Tamale on Saturday, March
Seven institutions made up of the Ghana National Fire
Service, the Prisons Service, the Police, CEPS, Immigration
Service, the Ghana Armed Forces and GUSA would also
participate in the event, which kick starts at the new
Tamale Jubilee Park to vie for honours.
Mr. Gabriel Messodey, Northern Regional Sports Development
Officer who disclosed this in an interview with the GNA
Sports in Tamale on Wednesday said everything has been put
in place to ensure a successful competition.
He said the competition was under the joint patronage of
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, the Northern Regional Minister
with Prince Ernest Oduro-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of
the National Sport Council expected to officially open the
2007 athletic season.
Mr Messodey said the competition which would also attract
both men and women would be run over a distance of about 12
kilometers for men and eight kilometers for the women.
The Office of the Regional Sports Council have confirmed to
the GNA Sports that all was set for the event and appealed
to the residents of the Metropolis to lend their maximum
support to ensure a successful hosting of the event in the
Region and to back the Northern Regional team to win the