Marathon athletes, Prince Boateng, 20 and Georgina Safoa, 15, have qualified to represent Ghana in the African Youth Athletics (AYA) Championship in Algeria next year after the two respectively won the male and female 3rd Edition of the Indomie Easter Marathon 2013.
The two were presented with branded T-shirts and assaulted Indomie products together with an opportunity to train with the National youth Athletics team ahead of the AYA championship.
About 170 young athletes and footballers including some chiefs participated in the event that was held over the weekend at Anum in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region as part of the Easter festivities.
An international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Kingdom Cares, promised to sponsor next year?s edition of the marathon with some foreigners also participating.
Asikuma F/C which emerged winners of a six-team gala competition also took away a set of jersey, footballs, a trophy and Indomie products
Its star player, Bismark Awuku, who was crowned the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the gala competition, received a trophy and an opportunity to join the National Academicals team in camp at Accra.
The Asuogyaman District Chief Executive (DCE,) Hon. Johnson Ahiakpor, who was the guest of honour, lauded the marathoners, the organizers and the sponsors for a good event.
According to him, the event was ?a form of exercise that should bring unity among the chiefs and the youth.
He told www.www.spyghana.com that ?educational scholarships would be granted to marathon winners and the MVP in next year?s edition of the competition.
The Assistant Marketing Manager of Indomie, Joseph Osei Kuffour, disclosed in an interview with www.www.spyghana.com that, an amount of?GH?3,500 worth of product? was fused into the competitions as sponsorship by his outfit adding that, the idea was ?to unearth the talents in the youth?.
Source: Thykingdom Kudesey