Ghanaian weightlifter Christian Amoah has threaten to quit the sport if the government doesn’t give him enough support.
Christian who currently competes in 85 kg weightlifting events is the country’s first-ever weightlifter to compete at the Olympics revealed this in an interview with TalksAfrica saying
“I will quit if I don’t enough support that will push me to do the game, as an athlete you have so many things to depend on [need] like food, transportation and then supplements and where to sleep and stuff, so as an athlete we need so many things.”
Christian however hasn’t brought his grievance to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) or the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) saying that he hopes to get their attention through the media.
“I haven’t got in touch with the Minister of Youth and Sports yet but I hope whatever I have said on the internet or whatever I have said he will definitely hear from the media and then my federation will also hear and then they know that this is the kind of support we are all looking for, this is the kind of support Christian Amoah is looking for.”
Amoah represented Ghana in the Men’s 85 kg at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was the inaugural male Ghanaian to compete in weightlifting at the modern Olympics.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com