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Sports - November 7, 2020

Former Ghanaian athlete opens up on receiving $100 as per diem on a national assignment

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Former Ghanaian athlete Christian Nsiah shared the unforgettable experience he encountered in his career as an athlete.

Nsiah, who participated in Ghana’s 4×100m relay team, revealed in an interview how he represented Ghana in the championship game held in Zimbabwe, during which he only received a daily allowance of $100. In “Where is”, he narrated the suffering of Ohene-Bampoe Brenya: “This is something I will never forget in my life. After representing Ghana in the Zimbabwe Championship, I only have 20 dollars left. The United States where I am from joined the team. When I arrived at the training camp, the head of the delegation gave me $100. I should spend 5 days in the game.

“Before leaving the United States, I even used the same money to pay taxes at Zimbabwe Airport. Later, when I went to the United States with a colleague, I only had the $20 left. I used the money to buy a taxi. , Arrive at a certain place, and then have to walk 10 miles to reach the destination.”

Nsiah said that Ghana’s main sports problem is related to funding, and urged the government to invest in this sport because it tends to lift many young people out of poverty.

The former Ghanaian athlete currently lives in the United States.

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