Gideon Quartey, President of the GBF told the Times Sports yesterday that, the federation was forced to lengthen the duration to allow more people to come on board following the poor response to an earlier announcement to get individuals to apply for positions on its regional boards.
The new Quartey administration promised to give amateur boxing a national character by strengthening old and non working regional bodies and form new ones at regions without one.
Sadly, that promise is yet to be fulfilled following the failure to attract individuals willing to help the promotion and development of the sport.
Consequently, the GBF has reminded the sport’s fanatics to approach the GBF secretariat in Accra and through the National Sports Authority’s (NSA) regional offices to pick forms to the various positions at the regions.
Positions to be vied for include: the Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship, Organiser, Secretary and two Executive Members.
Mr. Quartey said the GBF would move to inaugurate any regional body that gets the personnel in terms of numbers to kick-start the development of the sport.
By Andrew Nortey