Former Ghana long jumper, Ignisious Gaisah, has expressed his readiness to take up any sport administrative appointment in Ghana, seven years after switching nationality to compete for the Netherlands.
The 37-year-old represented Ghana between 2003 and 2012. Within this period; he won gold medals for Ghana at the 2003 All African Games in Nigeria and the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Russia, Commonwealth Games in Australia, African Championships in Mauritius among other competitions.
In 2013 he switched nationality to compete for the Dutch with the permission of the Ghana Athletics Association because, he was under-appreciated in Ghana, as he puts it in himself.
Gaisah said he has prepared himself for any administrative role in sports, not only in field and track, and will honor any appointment to help develop sports in Ghana.
“Without education, no matter how experienced you are in your field of sport, you cannot achieve much but, if you add that education to it, you’ll be able to go further”, he told 3Sports.
“So, for the past three years, I’ve been able to do a lot of courses in computers, in marketing, and recently, I graduated from Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam in Sports Management”, Gaisah added.
“If you ask me that I’m coming to take a position or a specific position in Ghana athletics, I wouldn’t say only in athletics side”, he noted.
“My doors are open for all the sporting disciplines in Ghana because if they see my professional service will be needed and they call me, why not? I will come over and help develop sports in Ghana.”