The president of the Ghana Swimming Association, Theophilus Wison Edzie, has revealed that Spain-based swimming sensation, Kaya Forson, and Abeiku Jackson will be the only two representatives for Ghana at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio.
Kaya, who is resident in the Spanish city of Malaga, is currently processing her Ghanaian passport for accreditation for the Rio Games, according to Mr Edzie.
The 14-year-old swimmer holds the Ghana national record of 31.5 seconds in the 50-metre freestyle and 1.04.52 minutes in the 100m freestyle event. She also performs the 200m freestyle.
Kaya told the Daily Graphic that she was ready for the task ahead to do her best for Ghana.
Her father, Mr Andrew Forson, was worried over the prospects of his daughter missing the Olympics if the issue of accreditation by the GOC and the Ghana Swimming Association were not taken seriously.
“Even though we have presented proof of citizenship and two valid passport travel documents, Kaya will not be permitted to compete for Ghana unless she submits a valid Ghanaian passport as her travel document for accreditation purposes,” he explained.
However, Mr Edzie said if the promising swimmer renewed her expired passport, she would compete for Ghana.
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