Nortey Duah gets World Aquatics scholarship to train in Thailand
Christian Nii Nortey Duah of the University of Ghana Swimming Club, Legon Sharks, has been awarded a scholarship to train in one of the world’s best swimming centres in Thailand for one year.
The 18-year-old swimmer’s ticket and travel documents were presented to him on Tuesday, October 10, by the President of the Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) Mrs Delphina Quaye at a short ceremony held at the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) at Ridge in Accra.
Presenting the ticket, Mrs. Quaye said the World Aquatics Board thought it wise to give opportunity to another Ghanaian after swimmer Abeiku Jackson who has been performing well in Kazakhstan.
She advised Duah to comport himself and be a worthy ambassador from Ghana and Africa.
Farida Iddrissu, Treasurer of the GSA, who serves on the World Aquatic Board commended Christian Nii Nortey Duah for his hard work and urged him to strive to compete at the World Championships and Olympic Games.
She said the young swimmer’s exploits would open doors for other Ghanaian swimmers.
For his part, Head Coach of Legon Sharks, Daniel Opare mentioned that Duah was discovered at the age of nine when he visited the pool and helped in cleaning.
He said the club, as part of its social responsibility, often supported young swimmers from the Okponglo community and Duah was one of those who desired and showed determination to take the sport as a career.
Organiser and Treasurer of Legon Sharks, Mr. Stanley Abbam appealed to corporate Ghana to support the team to unearth more talents in the country.