GOC President Advises Rising Sports Stars To Copy Alice Annum

GOC President Advises Rising Sports Stars To Copy Alice Annum


Ben Nunoo Mensah, president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has hailed former Ghanaian sprint champion, Alice Annum for her patriotism and zeal in running to become the best during her hay days.

The GOC president who led the executive director of Women In Sports, Gloria Commodore to award Alice Annum for her achievements for Ghana described her as a legend whom the youth and rising sports stars must emulate if they want to win medals for themselves and the nation.


He noted that sports has done many good things for Ghana, and the media must also report on the positives, which will encourage others.

He said Alice Annum deserves much from Ghanaians and it would be befitting if one of the new stadia or stands being built to be named after her.

Alice Annum, 70 who is now based in the USA in Maryland expressed her joy and sad feelings calling upon the government and sport authorities to honour and reward those who raise the national flag and exceled at international sports meetings, like Okoe Addy, Ohene Karikari, Mike Ahey and others.


She also appealed to the government of Ghana to honour the promise of a house in 1970 from the then administration at Dansoman, which she never saw.

The citation from WISA read…

Alice Anum is the Original Baby Jet of Ghana Sports. She was a sprinter extra ordinary and dominated Ghana and Africa in the 100meters and 200meters dashes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She competed in the 1964 Olympic Games. Her personal best time in the 200 metres was 22.89 seconds, achieved at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

She broke the national records and set her own. She ran at the Olympic and Africa level and was a real champion. She ran for the love of sports and country.

Today WISA NGO is saying AYEKOO to your exploits and we reward you with this special award, as a real super star of Ghana Sports.