Ghana have been unexpectedly disqualified from the men’s 4x100m final of the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games. The decision was taken by the organizers after the Ghana team made a mistake in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Although Ghanaian team officials have not commented on the matter yet, AfrikPage has learned from relevant sources that Ghana’s disqualification from the men’s 4x100m final came after a change was made at the last minute.
Ghana decided to substitute Joseph Paul Amoah with Abdul Rasheed Sameenu on the anchor leg, without informing race officials an hour before the race, as regulations require.
They therefore lined up Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Barnabas Aggerh and Sameenu.
Indeed, just before the race, it was rather Amoah’s name that flashed on the screen, not Abdul Rasheed Sameenu, who was actually on the track.
Despite finishing third in 39.05s, Ghana will not make it to Sunday’s final.
Several Ghanaian journalists regret this error that the coaches could have avoided.
Meanwhile, Gambia will now take Ghana’s place in the last men’s race after this technical violation at the 2022 edition of Commonwealth Games.