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Monday, 22 July 2019

GCB Bank MD to join Ghana’s Fastest Human

Anselm Ray Sowah

Anselm Ray Sowah, MD, GCB Bank
Anselm Ray Sowah, the Managing Director of GCB Bank, will be among the hundreds of athletics fans expected to throng the new stadium of the University of Ghana, Legon, for the Accra edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human. 

An avid athletics fan, Mr Sowah has accepted to be the Special Guest when the train recruiting budding athletes for a national competition stops in Accra on Saturday. 

“ The thrills from the competition have attracted special interest, and just as there was a great attendance in Kumasi with the presence of some personalities, many people have also expressed interest in attending the Accra event, which is the final stop, and we are happy to have the MD for GCB Bank accepting to grace the occasion as the special guest,” Reks Brobbey, the main organiser of the event, told the Daily Graphic. 

The races, mainly sprint events, have already been held in three zonal points — Tamale, Kumasi and Cape Coast — with 197 athletes qualifying for the next stage of the competition to vie for slots for the grande finale which will be the GNPC Speedsters Club. 

In Saturday’s event, athletes from the Volta and Eastern regions as well as those who failed to make it in the previous events, are expected to challenge athletes from Accra for spots for the next stage.
Already about 197 athletes have been spotted in the various regions who would battle it out in search for a spot in the GNPC Speedsters club. 

According to Mr Brobbey, following the final in September, four exceptionally talented athletes will get the opportunity to be selected would be given a year’s scholarship to be trained by professional coaches in a bid to polish their talent and possibly turn them into national stars. 

So far the competition has helped unearth some talented sprinters who represented Ghana in the Commonwealth Games last year, including Hor Halutie, and he promised to continue with their search to ensure Ghana returned to its glorious days in athletics. 

“After the September final, four athletes will be selected for an all-expenses-paid grooming at the GNPC Speedsters club for a year. 

“All that is an effort to revive Ghana’s athletics and unearth potential athletes to be groomed into stars”, Brobby explained to the Daily Graphic.
Source: Graphic.com.gh

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