No need to put pressure on the athletes – Dzradosie

Ghana’s 8-man team arrived in London Tuesday to compete in the World Athletics Championship which kicks off in London on Friday.

The athletes comprise long jumper Nadia Eke, 800m runner Alex Amankwa, women’s 100m runner Janet Amponsah, Men’s 400m runner Emmanuel Dasor and 4 members of Ghana’s female 4x100m relay team comprising Persis William-Mensah, AkuaObengAkrofie, Gemma Acheampong and Flings OwusuAgyapong.

The president of the Ghana Athletics Association, Professor Francis Dodoo is currently the only official with the team in London with other officials expected to join in later.

The Sports Ministry supported the team with an amount of $84,600. Marc Dzradosie, who is an executive member of the Ghana Athletics Association, has told Ultimate FM Sports, the GAA are not too expectant for a medals ahead of the competition.

“From my interaction with them [athletes], they are all doing well. Everybody goes into competition with the aim of winning a medal and I’m hoping that this is what they are going for.

“As a federation, we expect them to also compete competitively and do very well to represent the nation. We are not putting too much pressure on them sometimes that frustrates the athletes. So we are hoping and very positive that they make the nation proud.”

source:Ghana/ Amoah