Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:51

ATHLETICS: Ghana women’s relay team forced out of IAAF World Championship Featured

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Ghana’s women’s relay team has been forced to forfeit participating at the 2017 IAAF World Relays scheduled to begin in Bahamas this Saturday.

 

Team Ghana, currently ranked 11th in the world could have used the event to secure qualification to the IAAF World Athletics Championship in London later in August by placing within the top 8.

“It’s an issue of money. Our women’s team qualified but we had to pull out because we didn’t have the funding.

“We couldn’t guarantee some of our college athletes’ coaches that they were going because we didn’t have money and some of them were unwilling to release their athletes unless they knew for sure that the athletes are going to run,” President of the Ghana Athletics Association, Prof. Francis Dodoo told Starrsportsgh.com.

Speaking further, Prof. Dodoo explained this was caused by the delay in the availability of allocated funds meant for his outfit from government.

“We sent a budget to the Sports Authority and what we heard from there was that the budgetary releases hadn’t been done… I thought that without about $20,000, it would have been enough to get our coach and athletes there,” he said.

IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017

The event’s third edition will take place 22-23 April at The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in the Bahamian capital Nassau.

The 2017 programme includes heats and finals for the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, and the 4x800m for both men and women. Competitors will also contest a mixed gender 4x400m event.

The top eight finishers in the 4x100m and 4x400m earn automatic entry to the IAAF World Championships London 2017 set for 4-13 August.

Countries also compete for the Golden Baton which is awarded to the team with the most points based on position in the finals. The United States is the Golden Baton winner from 2014 and 2015.

Local organisers expect around 30,000 spectators to pack the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium over the two-day event. The stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000.

 

Credit: Starrsportsgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TEAMS PLD GD PTS
Asante Kotoko 0 0 0
Heart of Lions 0 0 0
Hearts of Oak 0 0 0
Wa All Stars 0 0 0
Sekondi Hasaacas 0 0 0
New Edubiase United 0 0 0
Bechem United 0 0 0
Inter Allies 0 0 0
AshGold SC 0 0 0
BA Stars
0 0 0
Berekum Chelsea
0 0 0
Liberty Professionals 0 0 0
Medeama Sc 0  0 0
Aduana Stars
0 0 0
WAFA
0 0 0
Gt. Olympics
0   0
0
  TEAMS
  PLD
  GD
  PTS
 
  Asante Kotoko  
  30  
  25  
  63  
 
  Ashante Ashgold  
  30  
  2  
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Player Goals
Augustine Okran - Bechem United 12
Seidu Bansey - Asante Kotoko 10
Paul De Valries Asare - All Stars 9
Emmanuel Osei - AshGold  8
Emmanuel Osei - AshGold SC 7
Richard  Yamoah - Hasaacas 7
Samuel Afful - Hasaacas 7
Winful Cobbinah - Hearts of Oak 5
Emmanuel Hayford - Hearts of Oak 5
   
   
   
   
   
   
Matchday 1 Fixtures
Aduana  vs  Asante Kotoko
Hasaacas  vs Liberty
BA United   vs
Bechem United
Heart of Lions

 vs

New Edubiase
Inter Allies  vs Medeama 

All Stars

 vs Berekum Chelsea

Hearts of Oak 

 

AshantiGold

 vs

 

vs 

WAFA

 

Gt. Olympics

 

 

Matchday 1 Results

Heart of Lions 

 0-0   New Edubiase        
Aduana   0-0 Asante Kotoko

Hasaacas

0-0 Liberty

BA United

 0-0

Bechem United

Inter Allies

 0-0 Medeama

 Wa All Stars

 0-0 Berekum Chelsea

Hearts of Oak

 0-0 WAFA
 AshantiGold  0-0  Gt. Olympics
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TEAMS PLD GD PTS
 Asante Kotoko  30  25  63
 Ashante Ashgold  30  2  49
 Accra Hearts of Oak  30  11  47
 Medeama SC
 30  8  46
 Edubiase FC
 30  0  46
 Aduana Stars  30  9  45
 Berekum Chelsea  30  7  45
 Liberty Professionals  30  8  42
 Wa All Stars  30  0  42
 Ebusua Dwarfs  30  -3  36
 Tema Youth  30  -1  35
 Heart of Lions  30  -9  33
 Arsenals  30  -15  30
 Wassaman United  30  -16  29
 Bechem United  30  -17  29
 Tudu Mighty Jets  30  -9  28
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  TEAMS
  PLD
  GD
  PTS
 
  Asante Kotoko  
  30  
  25  
  63  
 
  Ashante Ashgold  
  30  
  2  
  49  
 
  Accra Hearts Of Oak  
  30  
  11  
  47  
 
  Medeama SC  
  30  
  8  
  46  
 
  Edubiase FC  
  30  
  0  
  46  
 
  Aduana Stars  
  30  
  9  
  45  
 
  Berekum Chelsea  
  30  
  7  
  45  
 
  Liberty Professionals  
  30  
  8  
  42  
 
  Wa All Stars  
  30  
  0  
  42  
 
  Abusua Dwarfs  
  30  
  -3  
  36  
 
  Tema Youth  
  30  
  -1  
  35  
 
  Heart Of Lions  
  30  
  -9  
  33  
 
  Arsenals  
  30  
  -15  
  30  
 
  Wassaman United  
  30  
  -16  
  29  
 
  Bechem United  
  30  
  -17  
  29  
 
  Tudu Mighty Jets  
  30  
  -9  
  28  

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