Former Ghanaian athlete and Gold Medalist, Ignatius Gaisah was at the Elwark Sports Stadium on Saturday to witness the second Athletics Circuit Championship where he helped in officiating the Long Jump event.

Ignatius Gaisah
Ignatius Gaisah
The 33 year old who has naturalized for the Netherlands in 2013 has a record of four Gold medals, three Silver medals and a two Bronze Medals in high level international tournaments.

In an exclusive interview with the media he disclosed that the government must fund athletes and invest in infrastructure in order to avoid losing talents to other nations in the future.

Gaizah who is a SWAG award winner, but did not collect his award because there was no cash attached explained that the foreign athletes always receive a cash prize when they finish among the top 8 ranking during national competitions and top 4 during international competitions therefore do not have to rely only on per diems when they compete.

Giasah disclosed he might pick up a coaching carrier as a part-time work after his retirement and explained he has no grudge with GAA President, Professor Francis Dodoo.

From Sammy Heywood Okine

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