Shammah Beats Them All

Officials of Gladiators, racers and other dignitaries


Sheer brilliance and grit handed Star Cycling Club’s Emmanuel Mensah Shammah the topmost prize in this year’s Farmers’ Day Cycling Race competition at Borteyman, near Ashley Botwey in Accra.

The Ghanaian, among two foreign nationals – Nigeria and Togo, recorded 2:52:22.64 to grab the ultimate crown and a special cash prize (GH¢10,000).

Togolese Tchalem Fidel of the Royal Cycling Club did 2:52:22.64 to place second, while Nigerian Bassey finished third in 2:52:22.64.

The trio broke away from the bunch just after the third lap in a hotly-contested race, but resilience on the part of the Ghanaian separated them on the finish line.

The Female Juniors (17-18 years) – 55km average speed: 25.51kmh category saw Jessica Nartey, Gotten Cycling Club clinching the top position in 2:09:22.06, with Sandra Anokye, River Pack Cycling Club and Deborah Adu following in that order.

Amma Kensema Adade (Gladiators) won the female elite 55km category in 1:55:16.13.

The Male Juniors (17-18 years) – 110km average speed saw Paul Doevie finishing first, with Sena Kuadugah and Hope Zion of All-Stars Cycling Club following.

In the Male U-23 (19-22 years) – 110km average event,  Foster Doevie won in 2:58:10.78, with Prince Kudufia, Team Epic (3:04:35.08) and

Ebenezer Osabutey (3:05:08.97) following.

“The race was great, we witnessed a break away after the third lap. The break away was from three different countries… Ghana, Togo and Nigeria,” Serigne Ndanck Mbaye, CEO, West Africa and Country Head, Ghana DHL Forwarding said after the well-organised race.

From The Sports Desk