Ghanaian athletes don’t bear cost of qualification events – Sports Minister

Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has debunked claims that Ghanaian athletes bear their own costs for qualifiers of competitions.

His comments come after claims that athletes in the country are not financially supported by the state when they have to participate in qualifying events

According to him, the state has always made it a priority to aid athletes during qualifiers.

He said this in an interview on Citi FM.

“It is not true that our athletes have to pay for their competition qualifiers,” he said.

“I also want to make it clear that all the Federations in the country get support from the International Federations.

20-year-old Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi is so far the country’s only medallist at the ongoing Tokyo games after he reached the semi-final of the featherweight event.

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