Ghanaian triple and long jumper, Abigail Kwarteng on behalf of Ghanaian athletes representing the country in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom has asked Ghanaians not to expect anything from them.
This came when Abigail stated plainly that, the country hasn’t done much to maximize their potential and position them so they can compete with the best in other parts of the world.
Abigail advised Ghanaians to have realistic expectations and to never expect them to perform miracles during the ongoing games.
Abigail in an interview with Starr FM, revealed how she paid for her own training and even obtained some logistics from other competitors.
In her own words;
“You don’t expect from where you don’t invest. If everything was good and I was able to continue how my training was good. If I had enough time to rest and enough time to be in practice I could easily stand and tell you that I’m very confident that things are going to be great. However, I have to work 12 hours a day and spend just about 3 to 4 hours practising,” she told Betty Yawson of GHOne TV.
“I’m going to go out there and do my best. My coach is really trying and that is why I say I can see what is going to happen. It is not even just with me but I think Ghanaians shouldn’t expect much from anybody you didn’t invest in, however, we are going to go out there and do whatever we could because we love the sport and that is what we are here for and give our 100 percent. And, the prayer is that our 100 percent is enough, she added.”
Both Abigail Kwarteng and Rose Amonimaa Yeboah will represent Ghana in the women’s high jump at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.