The Foreign-based Athletes Association of Ghana, the umbrella body of Ghanaian athletes outside the country, has announced its pick of Anselm Nyavadzie for the award of the 2015 Athletics Coach Of the Year.
The made their announcement via a statement sent to the Ghana Athletics Association on Tuesday.
Nyavadzie has groomed a number of athletes including a host of the foreign-based athletes and Richard Seklorwu, who won gold in the long jump event at the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games.
Below is the statement:
“In a bid to recognise the pivotal role played by Ghanaian coaches towards the development of athletics, the Foreign-based Athletes Association in consultation with coaches based in Ghana and input from the national federation, proudly announce the selection of Coach Anselm Nyavadzie as the 2015 Athletics Coach of the Year.
Coach Anslem is the head of the Physical Education Department at T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School.
We recognize the immense contribution by all coaches, especially those based in Ghana. Most of us at various points in our development passed through the hands of these coaches.
Our [Athletes Association] intention is to recognize an individual coach each year for making meaningful contributions to the development of athletes in Ghana.
The award recipient was selected based on how well his athletes performed during the season. The award includes cash, coaching resources and a plaque.
Coach Anslem aka “Morihno”, is the coach of Richard Seklorwu who won a Gold medal at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games; a first for Ghana.
In addition to Seklorwu, at least two foreign-based athletes who set national records in 2015, passed through the hands of Coach Anslem as juniors.
They are Atsu Nyamadi (Decathlon) and Emmanuel Dasor (4x400m).
In the last 4 years, the following athletes managed by Coach Anselm, in the past or currently, qualified to be on at least one national team at the junior and or senior level.
They are: Rashidatu Abubakar (400m hurdles), Salomey Adjei (400m), Janet Mensah (100m/200m), Richard Seklorwu (Long Jump), Atsu Nyamadi (Triple Jump/Decathlon), Emmanuel Dasor (100m-400m), Elizabeth Dadzie (heptathlon/Long Jump) and Adelaide Nkrumah (400m).
CONGRATULATIONS Coach “Mourinho”.”
By: Citi Sports Desk