Other Sports of 2014-07-17

Ghanaian cyclists in top shape ahead of Commonwealth Games

Ghana’s cycling team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is getting itself ready for the event.

Spokesperson for the Ghana Cycling Federation Dennis Moore has told Citi Sports that things are progressing well as they continue with preparations ahead of the games which begin later this month.

He disclosed that the cyclists have already spent a month in Glasgow to enable them habituate properly before the games begin.

“They are all in Glasgow and they have been there for a month training before the race itself. I have been speaking to the coach on daily basis and he has assured us that the boys are in top shape,” he disclosed.

Unique among the team is Scotland based Jedidiah Amoako Ackah who will contest in the velodrome which is the track event for the cyclists.

Ackah who took up cycling just 10 months ago previously specialized in judo and boxing until he met Ghanaian born Glasgow business man Sean Dyantyi who was leading a project to have a Ghanaian race at the games.

He will be teaming up with the likes of Aminu Mohammed and Samuel Anim who are locally based.

The team has pitched base at Ayrshire where they await the start of the games on the 23rd of July.

Source: citifmonline.com
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