The 23-year-old competed at Commonwealth Games in sprint events
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(CNN) -- "We face neither East nor West, we face forward."
Those words were spoken by Kwame Nkrumah, the man who led the creation of the independent nation of Ghana out of British colonization in 1957.
And over half a century later, they are still inspiring a man who is doing his best to lead a small sporting revolution in his homeland.
It is no small irony that the focus of his mission so far was the Commonwealth Games -- a competition formerly known as the British Empire Games, bringing together nations and dependent territories from around the globe.
And when Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah took to Glasgow's velodrome last week, he became Ghana's first international track cyclist.