Did Officials Cheat Ghana National College To Favor St. Augustine’s College?

It has emerged that St. Augustine’s College was favored at the expense of Ghana National College in the 100m men’s finals. There were agitation from some tutors and teammates of Ghana National over the decision to give the first position of the male’s 100m finals to an athlete of St Augustine’s College by the organizers of the 27th edition of the Central Regional Schools and Colleges Athletics Competition.

A tutor of Ghana National who spoke to criticalnewsghana on grounds of anonymity said they had reported to the case to the organizers and were waiting for their response. According to him, their athlete,  Charles Nilson came first in the 100m finals, and even went ahead to give pictorial evidence to back his claim. He even threatened not to allow Charles Nilson to feature in the regional challenge.

When criticalnewsghana contacted some of the organizers, they confirmed the incident and promised to investigate and come out with a lasting solution. They reiterated the organizers commitment to being fair to every athlete and all the teams. Therefore, they were not interested in cheating anybody in order to favor others. “Fairness has always guided us in all our endeavors, for which has helped us built such a reputation so we won’t sacrificed our hard won reputation on the altar of favoritism”.

However, the pictures used as proof by the tutor of Ghana National College appeared to support the claim on the face of the evidence contained in the pictures.

Below are some of the pictures


Charles Nilson (second from right) believed to have won the 100m finals

 

Charles Nilson (second from right) believed to have won the 100m finals

 

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Charles Nilson (second from right) believed to have won the 100m finals

 

The finals of the 2017 edition of the Central Regional Schools and Colleges Athletics Competition ended on 3rd march, 2017 with ST Augustine’s College and Wesley Girls High School emerging champions in the male and female categories respectively.

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