The Countrywide Sporting activities Authority (NSA) has clarified that, it paid out air tickets for Ghana’s contingent submitted by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) for Ghana’s relay workforce to participate in the World Relay Championship in Poland.
However, it was alleged that, the quickest sprinter, Josephine Anokye was snubbed to vacation with the workforce because the GAA requested her to pay for her very own flight and visa acquisition.
A statement from the NSA stated, “the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) submitted a record of ten athletes to the NSA for thing to consider to be supported with air tickets to embark on the trip to Poland for the Globe Relays Championship.
“Upon getting the ask for, the Authority created the required preparations to safe the air tickets for the group, a few of times ahead of the championship. In addition to that, the Ministry of Youth and Athletics also supported the group with an quantity of $10,000.00 (USD) to go over the for each diem finances of the contingent.
“The GAA has given that duly acknowledged the assistance from the NSA and the MOYS respectively. They have subsequently indicated to us that they have arrived safely in Poland and are set to consider part in the championship.
“All this when, the NSA nor the MOYS did not get any issues from any athlete, until eventually this concern of an aggrieved athlete surfaced in the media. The Authority wishes to emphasize that, tickets were produced obtainable to the contingent centered on the ask for from the GAA and as these types of, experienced no hand in the range method of the team to signify Ghana at the championship.”
It added that, further more checks with the GAA indicated that the athlete notified them of her inability to honour the invitation extended to her.
The NSA identified as on all aggrieved athletes to channel their grievances to the ideal quarters, like the Authority to keep away from any variety of harmful working relations with applicable mandated sports bodies.
The NSA wished the staff the finest of luck in the championship which normally takes area on Saturday, May perhaps 1.
The Arizona Condition College scholar is Ghana’s fastest female sprinter so significantly this time with a time of 11:40s in 100m and 23.00s in 200m but would not be component of crew Ghana’s relay squad in the Planet Relay Championship which serves as qualifiers to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan this 12 months.