VRSA lauds cross country team

Author: Sports Desk Report
male and female cross-country teams of the Volta Region
Male and female cross-country teams of the Volta Region

The Volta Regional Sports Authority (VRSA) has congratulated Team Volta on their impressive performance at this year's National Sports Authority (NSA) National Cross-Country held at Ajumako in the Central Region last Saturday.

The male and female cross-country teams of the Volta Region finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 10km race which attracted 78 male and 72 female athletes from 13 regions.

Christopher Akligo, a product of Duamenafa Foundation of Dzodze, placed ninth with a time of 39 minutes, while her stablemate, Evelyn Dzorkportor, finished eighth in a time of 50 minutes, 31 seconds.

Both Evelyn and Christopher, therefore, made it to the final list of 10 best National Cross-Country Team of Ghana.

A statement signed by the Regional Sports Director, Kwame Amponfi Jnr, praised the athletes for their gallantry which had brought great pride to the region.

"We say congratulations on your enviable attainment. We have all proved that sacrifice and hard work pays. May Adonai help us all to continue to uplift the image of Volta Region high.

“On behalf of the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Professor Peter Twumasi, and the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Sports Authority wishes to express its appreciation to all who supported Team Volta for the success achieved, especially the Regional Director of Education, Mrs Enyonam Afi Amafuga, who provided the team with a bus and a driver, the Volta Regional Athletics Association executive members and coaches, Vice Ms Doris Afari and Secretary/Coach, Mighty Akuako, as well as Coach David Wormi," it concluded.