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Benjamin Azamati Headlines 36-Member Athletics Team for 2024 All-African Games

Ghana Athletics has released the final list of a 36-member athletics team that will represent the country in the track and field events at the upcoming 13th All-African Games. The team is headlined by national 100m record holder Benjamin Kwaku Azamati.

Others featured on the list are former 200m record holder Joseph Paul Amoah, Edwin Gadayi (200m & 4x100m), Sarfo Ansah (4x400m), Solomon Diafo (400 & 4x400m), Frank Addo (400 & 4x400m), Bugase Rexford (Discus) and others. The list comprises 21 males and 15 females who have been selected to represent Ghana.

The athletes featured in the women’s division to represent the country at the games are Mary Boakye (100m), Benedicta Kwartemaa (100 & 4x100m), Hor Halutie (100 & 4x100m), Sarah Koomson (5000m) and Esther Obenewaa (high jump). African Games defending champion in the women’s high jump, Rose Yeboah, is not part of the team this time.

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The coaches in charge of the 36 athletes at the games are William Akoka, Salamatu Musa, Appiah Kubi, Eric Goloe, Eric Nkansah, Georgina Sowah, Ignatius Gaisah and Harry Adu-Mfum.

According to Ghana Athletics, the 36-member team was selected by adhering to the 2024 Ghana Athletes Selection Policy and Qualifying Standards. Persons who showed disinterest or failed to respond to the interest enquiry were excluded.

Ghana Athletics says it is petitioning the Local Organising Committee of the games and the Chef de Mission of the country to get additional slots to provide more athletes with the opportunity to compete on home soil although it is allotted 36 slots, evenly distributed.

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