University of Ghana wins GUSA Athletics
Accra, March 25, GNA - University of Ghana, Legon collected
13 Gold, 11 Silver and eight Bronze medals, to win the
Second Annual Cowbell/Ghana Universities Sports Association
(GUSA) Mini Athletics Championship which ended at Legon on
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi, came second with 10 Gold, 10 Silver and seven Bronze
medals while University of Cape Coast (UCC) took the third
position with 10 Gold, six Silver and 16 Bronze medals.
University College of Education Winneba (UEW) took the
fourth position with two Gold, seven Silver and five bronze,
while University for Development Studies (UDS) took the
fifth position with a Silver and a Bronze.
University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa took the
sixth position without a medal in the two-day event
sponsored by the management of Promasidor Ghana Limited.
Mr Alloysius Denkabe, President of GUSA expressed
appreciation to the athletes for the sportsmanship
He said the competition was organized to select a formidable
team to represent Ghana in the Federation of Universities
Games scheduled for Bangkok, Thailand in August, this year.
Mr Denkabe called on the athletes to take their training
serious to win laurels for themselves and the nation.
Mr Albert Tettey, Secretary General of Ghana Olympic
Committee (GOC) said the GOC had developed a
talent-identification programme for the universities.
He said GOC had released about 63 million cedis to GUSA to
enable them participate in the August Games.
Mr Tettey called on the athletes not to bury their
potentials but train hard to realize their dreams.
Mr Kwabena Asamoah, Communications Director of Promasidor
Ghana Limited, said the company would continue to support
the universities in future.