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Azamati tipped to cause upset at World Champs

BY: Kwame Larweh
Benjamin Azamati
Benjamin Azamati

The CEO of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), Mr Bawa Fuseini, says national 100m record holder, Benjamin Azamati, will cause an upset at the upcoming World Athletics Championships at Eugene in the United States of America from July 15 to 24.

He said the sprinter, who recently turned professional, was a sure bet for a medal at the championships.

“Azamati’s best is yet to come and I believe he will perform very well at the championships,” he told Graphic Sports.

Mr Fuseini, who spoke to the Graphic Sports last Thursday at the National Athletics Championships in Cape Coast, revealed that his outfit would seek sponsorship and other support for Azamati with his recent professional status.

“We are working on getting him sponsorship to support his professional career; he already has a manager so that’s also good news for us,” he noted.

The 24-year-old 100 and 200m runner is expected to feature prominently in the upcoming competition with other notable Ghanaian athletes.

Mr Fuseini gave an assurance that his outfit would monitor Azamati and support him in all his endeavours.