The Ghana’s men’s 4x100m relay team is hoping to win gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after qualifying for the finals of the men’s 4x100m relays on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Winning gold at the Olympics will be another great achievement for Ghana’s relay team after winning gold at the African Games in 2019.
The quartet of Joseph Paul Amoah, Benjamin Azamati, Sean Safo-Antwi and Emmanuel Yeboah finished 5th in Heat 2 with a new national record time of 38.08s to book a place in the finals which will take place on Friday, August 6, 2021.
However, these four sprinters are not the only members of the 4x100m relay team. The team also includes Joseph Oduro Manu and Sarfo Ansah.
Aside from Sean Safo-Antwi who was born in the UK and competed for Great Britain before switching allegiance to Ghana, the other five members of the team were born and raised in Ghana. They were discovered while competing for their schools in Ghana.
As we celebrate them for making Ghana proud at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, we would also like to highlight the schools they attended and competed for in Ghana.
Get to know the alma maters and current institutions of Ghana’s athletes:
Joseph Paul Amoah
Joseph Paul Amoah (Joe Pual) had his senior high school education at Prempeh College. He later gained admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), before transferring to Coppin State University in the USA in 2017.
Benjamin Azamati attended the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon). He was pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Ghana before transferring to West Texas A&M University in the USA, where he is currently a student and competes for.
Emmanuel Yeboah has his senior high school education at Kumai Academy. He later enrolled at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). He’s currently a student at Texas A&M University in the USA.
Joseph Oduro Manu
Just like Joe Paul, Joseph Oduro Manu is also alumnus of Prempeh College. He was also pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) before transferring to Coppin State University.
Sarfo Ansah attended Jachie-Pramso Secondary School for his senior high school education. He is currently a student at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana.
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