Francis Dodoo, the President of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has cautioned Ghanaians not to expect medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in August.
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According to Dodoo, a former athlete himself, efforts to get the government to fund the training and camping of the Ghanaian athletes who will be going to represent the nation in Brazil has proved futile.
He therefore asked Ghanaians who were hopeful of the contingent’s medal haul not to be too expectant.
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Dodoo asked Ghanaians not to exert too much pressure on the athletes who he said were patriotic enough to know the sports faced some financial constraints.
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He ended by saying, “we have not invested one cedi in John Ampomah the way we should treat our athlete but they understand the job and the financial difficulties. Two years ago they participated in the Africa Championship without government’s support but got 14 medals.”