Legendary Jamaican sprinter, Asafa Powell has expressed disappointment in Ghana due to the state of running tracks in the country.
The former global sprint record holder described Ghana as one of the best countries in the world that has produced some of the finest sports men and women but he expressed surprise and concern over the lack of good tracks for sporting events like athletics.
Asafa believes that the development of athletics facilities would advance the sport and inspire young athletes to remain committed to it.
He urged the government to support the growth of athletics by providing venues during an interview with Peace FM.
“I am ‘very very’ disappointed in Ghana. To be honest, I’m very disappointed because you guys have had excellent sprinters back in the days. I remember competing against Aziz Zakari. He was one of those athletes I was scared of whenever I go to the track. He was one of the great sprinters. I remember Ghana have had great athletes but I’m very disappointed coming here and not seeing professional tracks. What if I wanted to go for a workout? I think Ghana needs to improve,” he stated.
The 40-year-old, who was once the fastest man in the world, arrived in the West African country on Monday, February 27 with his Ghanaian-American wife, Alyshia Akua Miller-Powell and ended their trip on March 7.