Agyengo Sports Foundation, an NGO poised to help develop athletics in Ghana, will donate 210 medals to the Volta Schools and Colleges Federation on Monday, March 12, at the ongoing 45th Annual Inter zonal Sports Festival at Ho.
The move, which has been a norm of the Foundation since 2009, becomes the 3rd time in the Volta region and the 2nd this year. Medals were presented to the Volta Federation in Kpando in 2016 and at Sogakope last year and these years will come off on Monday as the federation begins their Athletics events.
The Greater Accra Region received their share of the medals at the zonal Athletics competition held at the El-Wak Sports Stadium on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Chief Executive Officer of Agyengo Sports Foundation, Felix Agyeman Duah in an interview with Herosportsgh.com says he will be in Ho to present the Medals himself this year as he wasn’t in the country last during last year’s Festival.
“I have a foundation and the name is Agyengo Sports Foundation. It started long ago, back in 2009 but the medals started in 2011 with Ashanti. On and on, we are in the 9th region. I came to Kpando with 210 medals to the Volta Region. And last year in Sogakope I wasn’t in Ghana, so a rep of mine came with the same quantity of medals. This year, I am coming to Ho.”
The former track Athlete and P.E teacher believe his gesture will motivate current athletes to improve n their performance to get Olympic Medals for Ghana in the not too distant future.
“I decided not to turn my back on this country, so my aim was to just put my best in it, for us to see Ghana progressing in the Olympics. At least, if at the end of 20 years, I will be able to help Ghana to get even a single medal in Olympics, I will be very happy. So that is why I decided to do these things to motivate the athletes, that it is not all lost. I want to start something so that whoever is the government, I can liaise with them to help put things together and assist these athletes to rise up and stand for Ghana; not any personal interest.”
Ghana, having seen some of their youthful talents gone waste after school and others move to compete with other countries for several reasons, can count on achieving medal zone with this initiative.