The local components of team Ghana athletes are expected to leave Ghana on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, for pre camping in Inawashiro ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo next month.
Three boxers, together with one weightlifter and other officials will leave the country to pitch camp in Inwashiro.
Triple jumper Nadia Eke, sprinters Joseph Paul Amoah and Benjamin Azamati, and other foreign-based athletes who have qualified will later join the team from their base in Europe and the USA.
Ghana failed to earn a single medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, continuing a drought that began at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and will be looking to end that drought at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Speaking ahead of their departure, Weightlifter Christian Amoah tells Starr Sports he cannot promise Ghanaians any medal at the competition though he will put in a lot of effort at the event.
“ We are still prepared to go there and do well to win a medal but I cannot promise Ghanaians anything for now but they should just expect the best from me at the event,” Amoah told Starr Sports
Ghana took 14 Olympians to the last Games in Rio in 2016 and officialdom will be looking forward to seeing more than that number going into the Tokyo Olympics in July.