truemamamia wrote: str8 fwd wrote: truemamamia wrote:
Lol breaking news paaa. u havent got used to the fact that Aziz Zakari is a 'heart breaker'?
The world championship...u cant arbitarily choose somebody to go represent the country. The person must have the 'time'. only Aziz had it...even Vida Anim no fit rep os she aint eligible. The good news is that some foreign born athletes are in the process of switching allegiance to Ghana...so we can only look into the future like 6 years from now.
True check the IAAF rule no 4 on unqualified atheletes:
- Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter in any event may enter one unqualified male athlete and/or one unqualified female athlete in one individual event except the 10,000m, 3000m Steeplechase and the Combined Events.
- The acceptance of unqualified entries in the Field Events is at the discretion of the Technical Delegates.
- Entries for unqualified athletes must be submitted by 1 August 2011. If another athlete then achieves the entry standard before the end of the qualification period, it will be possible to change the entry accordingly.http://www.iaaf.org/wch11/standards/index.html
(I didnt even know of this rule). But the question is who do u recommend?
The Ghana Grand Prix started around the 6th of August(which is beyond the Aug 1 deadline) so I wonder which criteria was gonna be used? And in the 100m at the Grand Prix...the first 3 position was taken by foreigners with Appiah Kubi coming 4th. I dont think he is anywhere as fast as Aziz Zakari
. And btw I think he is in Korea anyway. I think Zakari is the fastest Ghanaian around. Some young guns are showing up but it is gonna take time
The issue is lack of VISION from those in charge. It is not abt the times now cos the guy (Kubi) will use it as a learning experience provided he is also young and has POTENTIAL. Most countries are taking advantage of it and we are sticking to the status quo. There is no justification for Aziz to be there except sm1 wants to reward him for his past 'selfless' sacrifice to the nation. The UK has been doing that to help their Athletes gain experience e.g. Harry Aikins-Aryeetey, Jodie Williams etc. I will not be surprised if the officials accompanying the team include 'STRANGERS'
We may not have the financial backing but the little we get must be used properly not wasted!!. This is the same attitude being brought into the Frimpong issue. People are talking abt our current stock of midfielders without looking at the future.