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, GAA certifies Accra Inter-City Marathon, GlitzEmpireThe Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has certified the first-ever Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon, fixed for Saturday, July 30, 2022.

The 21-kilometer race, which would commence at Spintex Road (in front of Papaye) to Mantse Agbona, is part of the activities endorsed by the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) for the celebration of the 2022 Homowo Festival.

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Mr. Sam Ayeh Organising Secretary of the GAA at the launch of the event on Wednesday, July 6, at the Oceanic Resort, Korle Gonno, said they had inspected and measured the routes designed for the race and were satisfied with it.

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He added that, they were satisfied with the credibility of the organisers, hence the decision to certify the race, adding that athletes would be given their prizes after the event.

Mr. Ayeh urged the organisers to ensure that all the necessary arrangements were put in place for a successful event.

Mr. Henri Senyo Penni General Manager of Medivents Consult expressed appreciation to the GAA for certifying the event.

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He said they were keen on ensuring that, the first ever Accra Inter-City Marathon becomes one of the biggest in Accra and Ghana as a whole.

Over 1000 athletes are expected to participate in the race, which is the first of its kind in the country.

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Team Ghana arrives in UK for 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

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, Team Ghana arrives in UK for 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, GlitzEmpireThe first batch of Team Ghana arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games would begin on Thursday, July 28, and end on Monday, August 8.

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Ghana would be competing in 13 out of 31 sporting disciplines expected to be held at the Games.

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The team was led by Mr. Frederick Acheampong, who is the Treasurer of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and a member of the Ghana Football Association, as the Chef de Mission (CDM), with Mr. Henry Larbi, founding member of Wheelchair Tennis in Ghana as the deputy CDM.

Ghana would compete in athletics, badminton, boxing, beach volleyball, cycling (road race), field hockey, judo, table tennis, triathlon, para-cycling, weightlifting, and squash.

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The country has competed in 16 editions of the Games since its inception in 1954. Ghana only missed out in the 1986 Games held in Edinburgh.

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Kotoko withdraw from GHALCA’s top six tournament

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, Kotoko withdraw from GHALCA’s top six tournament, GlitzEmpireAsante Kotoko has announced that they will not compete in the Ghana League Club Association (GHALCA) top-six tournament this season.

The tournament was scheduled to be held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in August, with the top six teams in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season expected to battle for the trophy.

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But Kotoko, in a social media post on Thursday, declared their intention of not competing in the tournament, saying that their withdrawal was for sporting reasons.

“We have this afternoon written officially to GHALCA, informing the welfare body of our decision not to partake in this year’s GHALCA Top Six tournament.”

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“Our decision was purely based on sporting reasons,” the social media post read.

Kotoko has been hit with a massive technical setback after their league-winning coach, Dr. Prosper Ogum Nartey, resigned from his position as head coach.

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