The National Sports Authority (NSA) has organized this year’s national cross-country event for the third time running since 2019 in Sehwi Wiaso, the Western North Region on Saturday, 20th February 2021.
In all, 192 male and female athletes who were drawn from the sixteen administrative regions participated in the 10-kilometre event.
The symbolic “starting gunshot” was done by the Director of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi, with the support of other Physical Education Athletics officials who were drawn from the western region enclave.
The event ended at the Glistering Park at about 9:30 am. Dignitaries who graced the occasion include Nana Yaw Kwarteng, Chief of Anwiam, who represented Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, Omanhene of Sehwi Wiaso Traditional area, Hon. Alex Tetteh, the Member of Parliament for Sehwi Akontombra constituency, Nana Elluo Kweku II, Chief of Bopa, Lt. Col. Anthony Adu Hene (rtd.) among others.
In his keynote address, the Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi said the government will continue to support talented athletes with policies such as the stimulus package that was made available to sportsmen and sportswomen during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.
He also said that opportunities exist for needy and talented athletes to benefit from state-sponsored academic scholarships.
Nana Yaw Kwarteng II in his remarks also advised the young athletes to take their academic studies seriously while at the same time engaging in sporting activities.
RESULTS OF 2021 NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY, SEFWI WIAWSO, WESTERN NORTH (FEB 20, 2021);
1st. Affual Basit. Central 29.44.14
2nd. John Kadam Ashanti 30.15.48
3rd. David Nakuosi Upper West 30.20.09
1st. Belinda Segbobu - Upper West 35.11
2nd. Sharifu Moro - Ashanti 35.46
3rd. Rosina Tit - Upper West 36.06
1. Ashanti - 22
2. Central - 50
3. Gt.Accra - 75
4. Western - 79
5. Northern - 114
6. Savana - 115
7. Volta - 116
8. Oti - 128
9. Bono East - 159
10. Bono - 186
11. Upper West - 194
12. Western North -212
13. Eastern - 216
14. Upper East - 236
15. Ahafo - 281
16. North East (absent)
1. Upper West - 22
2. Ashanti - 32
3. Eastern - 86
4. Western North - 92
5. Upper East - 95
6. Bono - 113
7. Western - 145
8. Gt.Accra - 149
9. Volta - 154
10. North - 159
11. Central - 171
12. Oti - 189
13. Ahafo - 201
14. Bono East (absent)
15. North East (absent)
16. Savanna (absent)
CASH PRIZES – To be presented at a ceremony in Accra in due course
Male and female winners – 3,000.00 Gh. Cedis
Male and female 1st Runner-ups – 2,000.00 Gh. Cedis
Male and female 1st Runner-ups – 1,000.00 Gh. Cedis