William Amponsah is the 2022 Men’s National Cross Country champion

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William Amponsah emerged as the winner in the men’s category of the 2022 National Cross Country held in Akim Oda.

The 24-year-old, who represented the Central Region, clocked 28:16:71 to finish ahead of 91 other competitors in Saturday morning’s race.

The competition is an initiative of the National Sports Authority and its main objective is to select a standing national team to compete in the 13th African Games.

This year’s competition forms part of a series of qualification events to select Team Ghana for Accra 2023.

Koogo Atia from the North East Region placed second with a time of 29:25:61.

While Aziz Mohammed from the Central Region with Bib number 042 finished third with a time of 29:47:95.

Meanwhile, David Nakouise of the Upper West Region rounded up the first four with a time of 29:54:29.