Jamaican Sprint Legend Asafa Powell Arrives in Ghana to a Rapturous Welcome

Jamaican Sprint Legend Asafa Powell Arrives in Ghana to a Rapturous Welcome

Lukman Mumuni
February 28, 2023 at 6:51 AM
  • Jamaican sprinting legend Asafa Powell has touched down in Accra, Ghana
  • The former 100m runner was met by fans at the Kotoka International Airport
  • Powell will meet with Ghana's Athletics Association and the Sports Ministry

Former world's fastest man, Asafa Powell has arrived in Ghana for a visit of the West African nation.

The sprint legend was given a rapturous welcome at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra as fans waited to meet the Jamaican.

Powell was received by some high-ranking members of the Ghana Athletics Association and will be in the country to share his experience in the sport with the country.

Asafa Powell, Ghana, Jamaica, Sprint Leagend
Jamaica legend Asafa Powell has arrived in Ghana to an amazing welcome. Credit: @ayishatu_ @mygtvsports
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on social media, fans greeted Powell and chanted his name after he and his wife landed in the capital.

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"It's good and I am excited to be here," he told reporters as he arrived at the airport on Monday evening.

Powell has also been scheduled to meet Ghana's Ministry of Youth and Sports as the country tries to revive athletics.

The former sprinter twice set a world record by clocking 9.77 and 9.74 seconds in June 2005 and May 2008 respectively.

Powell also enjoyed a lot of success on the track with compatriot, Usain Bolt, winning Olympic gold in the 4x100m relay.

Omanyala is Africa's fastest man

Sports Brief also reported on Ferdinand Omanyala leading the 100m time at the Athletics Kenya meeting earlier this month.

The event was held at the Nyayo National Stadium as part of the preparations for the World Athletics Championships in Hungary.

Omanyala - Africa's fastest man - delivered the goods on both days, setting the quickest official time for the season so far.

Joseph Amoah receives bronze medal

On the topic of sprinting, Sports Brief reported that Joseph Paul Amoah made the podium of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after claiming bronze in the 200m race.

The Ghanaian sprinter finished third in the final with a time of 20.49s to win bronze behind England's Zharnel Hughes and Trinidad and Tobago's Jareem Richards.

In photos posted on social media, the Ghanaian athlete was filled with joy as he chalked a piece of history at the Commonwealth Games.

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