Rio 2016 Ghana can only win Olympic medal with proper investment

It has largely been confirmed that given the needed investment, infrastructure and technical support, Ghana could also become very competitive - Rio 2016 Chef De Mission.

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Ghana can only win Olympic medal with proper investment play

Ghana can only win Olympic medal with proper investment

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Chris Essilfie, Ghana’s Chef De Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games has stressed that Ghana can rub shoulders with the power houses in the sport when the government invest more in sports.

At the just ended Games, Ghana took 16 athletes but they all failed to progress to the next stage of the competition. Most Ghanaians have raised questions concerning the performance of the athletes during the Games.

But speaking at a press briefing held at the Conference Room of the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Pitch on Friday, Ghana’s Chef De Mission said Ghana would have done better if the government invest a lot more in sports.

“It has largely been confirmed that given the needed investment, infrastructure and technical support, Ghana could also become very competitive. Given the needed sponsorship for preparations and over concentration of traditional sports Ghana could have won a medal,” he said.

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Ghana can only win Olympic medal with proper investment play

Ghana can only win Olympic medal with proper investment

 

“We must consider promoting some other traditional sports as country,” he continued. Sports now is a science, you can sit on top of the roof and shout for a medal but looking at the kind of investment other countries have made, I think we must applaud our athletes for what they have done. Winning a medal out there it is purely investment. We have young athletes and we will try and support them so that they can qualify to Tokyo 2020.”

On Ghana’s participation budget, Mr Essilfie said a budget of $750,000 was pencilled down which was to take care of 25 athletes but during the qualifiers it was 16 athletes that made it to Rio Games.

The last time Ghana won a medal at the Olympics Games was Barcelona 1992 when Ghana’s men’s team defeated Australia 1-0 for the Bronze medal.

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