Ghana will win Olympic medals – GOC

Richard Akpokavi

The secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Richard Akpokavi, is confident Team Ghana could end their 24-year old medal drought in 2024, where the venue will be named in 2017.

The last time Ghana won a medal in the multi sports event was in Barcelona 1992 where the football team picked bronze and since then have failed to make any impact in successive Olympic games.

Last month in Brazil, Team Ghana presented 16 first time Olympians and none progressed to the next stage in their respective disciplines, but Akpokavi believes that will change in 2024.

“All things being equal when we do the right things by 2024 we should be getting medals from these Olympians. I think that as a country we must recognize the importance of sports.

“Our attitude towards sports is such that we don’t fund sports that is why we are failing,” he revealed in an interview with Kweku Sakyi-Addo on the Lounge on Starr 103.5 FM.

Meanwhile, over 22 Sporting federations are calling for the re-composition of the GOC to enable them to achieve this target.

Source:Ghana/ Bebli

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