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Soon After Placing Third, Ghana's Team Receives Sad News;Who Is To Be Blamed? -Massive Reactions

The joy of many Ghanaians was cut short a few minutes after Ghana's relay team shockingly placed the third position in the ongoing commonwealth 4 by 100 metres relay race.

Readers can recall how the 4 by 100metres relay team had missed the past opportunities to clinch third place. The best position was when the team placed 4th position.

Interestingly, the team can boast of valuable or experienced athletes like Azameti and Joseph Paul Amoah. Joseph won the 200metres bronze medal at the ongoing Commonwealth games. It is important to note how Joseph previously went on record as the fastest sprinter in a previous relay competition. It is believed that a tactical arrangement of the running order amongst the 4 by 100 has always eluded the team's ability to progress as medalists.

Ghanaians always expect good news and it was exciting when news came in that the team had won the third position. The only reason why they could win the bronze was that they had their running orders right. Some athletes are good starters whilst others are finishers. The task of knowing who to start or finish was the bone of contention.

Well, the saddest part of the 4 by 100metre race was that the technical officials noted that the Ghanaian team had not observed an important rule at the event even though they placed third.

The rule was that the team was required to confirm a change of order at least an hour before the race.

Why would the team take things for granted? Who are the coaches or trainers? Why did they throw away the need for discipline? What a waste of resources! The reactions of most Ghanaians have been mixed with pain due to how the disqualification came about. Who is to be blamed?

What are your thoughts on the ongoing discussion?

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