Bonds Savings and Loans Limited gave $1000 to four athletes who competed for Ghana at the African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.

Sprinter Hor Halutie received the cheque on behalf of her colleague athletes .

Team Ghana won two medals at the African athletics biennial event; a silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m, both won by Janet Amponsah. Hor made the final in both events but missed out on a medal. High jumper Abigail Kwarteng finished 4th while sprinter Emmanuel Yeboah reached the semi finals of the men’s 100m event.

The athletes competed at the championships without promise of per diems or bonuses, with the GAA having to fund the trips of the four athletes with no financial support from government.

Chief Executive Officer of Bonds Savings and Loans George Ofosuhene and Corporate Affairs manager Shirley Longdon said the company had been a consistent supporter of Ghana athletics, as they were also sponsors of the GAA’s national athletics circuits.