The Famous Athletes from Ghana You Need to Know About

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Azumah Nelson

The small African nation Ghana is mainly known in the world of sports for its football players, but that doesn’t mean the country lacks behind in other sports.  If you are into Betway Ghana live football betting, you would know just how great the country’s top athletes are. They have done Ghana proud time and time again, and it’s why nations across the world don’t shy away from appreciating the talent in the country.

The Top 5 Athletes from Ghana You Need to Know About

Ghana athletes have everything from agility, skills, talent, pace and more, which makes them perform great across different sports, whether it be football or marathons.

Let’s have a look at 5 Ghanian athletes that have made Ghana proud.

  1. Azumah Nelson

Azumah Nelson got the title of the “professor” of boxing after he won Ghana an Olympic bronze medal in 1978. Nelson was born on September 19, 1958, and during his career, he won and held the welterweight and super welterweight belt for a number of years. He also holds a place in the international boxing hall of fame and at his retirement, he had a record of 47 fights out of which he had won 39, faced 6 defeats and 2 draws.

  1. Samuel Kuffour

Born on September 3, 1976, Samuel OseiKuffour is a former professional football player and is known for his great physical power and skills as a defender.

He got a lot of fame while he played for Bayern Munich, he represented the team for over a decade playing in almost 250 matches and winning 14 honors. Samuel also played for the Ghanaian national team in the 2006 FIFA world cup.

  1. Aziz Zakari

Aziz is a track and field athlete who was born on September 2, 1976. Zakari is a skilled sprinter and he was representing Ghana in the 2000 Olympics where he had qualified for the 100-meters finals but an injury sustained 35 meters into the race didn’t allow him to finish. Aziz was the winner of 100, 200, 4×100 meters race at the 2000 African championship.

  1. Margaret Simpson

Born on 31st December 1981, Margaret specializes in the Heptathlon event. Margaret won Ghana gold medals in 2002, 2004, 2010 African Championships and a bronze medal in the 2005 world championship. Along with this, the Ghanaian athlete has made her country proud by winning gold in 2003, 2007, 2011 All-African Games.

  1. Leo Myles-Mills

The famous athlete who was a pro in 100 and 200 meters races was born on May 9, 1973. Leo Myles-Mills is remembered for being the first Ghanaian runner to finish the 100-meter race under 10 seconds at 9.98 seconds which is also his personal best. Leo has won gold and bronze medals at the All-African games in 1999 and 2003. Along with this Leo has also represented Ghana at the Summer Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

Which of these is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!



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The writer is a senior Staff Journalist at GhanaCelebrities.Com based in New York, United States, covering a range of topics including Politricks, TV & Movies, General Entertainment, Social Media, Religion, Love and Relationship. She speaks 4 different languages and she is currently taking charge of “Mandarin”. She spends her free time, binge-watching TV Series.

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