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Former world athletics record holder, Asafa Powell has expressed his discontent with Ghana for the poor level of infrastructure for athletes in the country.
The former World 100 meters record holder speaking in an interview with Dan Kweku Yeboah TV revealed how shocked he was to find out that Ghana has no better tracks for athletes despite producing great athletes in the past.
"I’m very, very, very disappointed, honestly. To be honest, I am very disappointed because you guys have had excellent sprinters back in the days. I remember competing against Aziz Zakari. He was one of those athletes that whenever I went to the track meets and I heard he was there, I was like, ‘man! this man is coming to pressure me", he stated.
"He was one of those great sprinters [and] I remember Ghana having some great athletes, so coming here and not seeing real professional tracks is very disappointing because what if I wanted to go for a workout while being here? So I think that is where Ghana needs to improve,” Powell added.
The Jamaican is married to a Ghanaian named Alyshia Miller and they were both in Ghana for a 10days holiday visit.
Powell set the 100 meters world record twice, in June 2005 and May 2008 with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively and currently holds the world record for the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.09 s.
The 40-year old is an Olympic gold medallist, World Athletics gold medallist, Commonwealth games gold medallist among others and he's known as one of the greatest track field athletes the world has ever seen.