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Track & Field News of Thursday, 17 January 2019

Source: Kwame Larweh

Lutterodt seeks the best for athletics in Ghana

George Haldane-Lutteordt (yellow) talking to the gathering George Haldane-Lutteordt (yellow) talking to the gathering

A candidate vying for the position of president in the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) yet to be held elections says he meant well for the association and bear no malice towards any contestant or member of the association.

George Haldane-Lutteordt told a packed gathering of young athletes at his residence in Accra last Saturday that the sport is currently on life support and must be resuscitated and brought back to life.

“We are in for the good of athletics, we have been there before and we performed creditably well, we will go there again and make athletics the best”, he noted in the midst of the 14 other plaintiffs who have taken the GAA to court for various breaches.

Mr Lutterodt an economist consultant and sports philanthropist told the young athletes that their future is at stake and challenged them to entreat their coaches to make good choices.

He promised to inject capital into the sport and ensure the organisation of many circuits and major competitions in the country.

“The welfare of athletes would be my major concern and I would ensure you get the best equipment and items”, he stated.

Another plaintiff, national coach Anselym Nyavadzie told the athletes he together with some of his colleagues have been blacked out by the current GAA administration.

A female national coach, Joyce Datse was peeved with the machinations by the GAA to blacklist her from performing her duties to the country.

She stated that the current administration have made it unbearable to work effectively as an athletics coach.