Newly elected first vice president of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), George Lamptey has expressed optimism about the ability of the new executives to turn the fortunes of amateur boxing in the country.
The boxing enthusiast and administrator, says most of the new executives have great interest and experience in the sport to drive it forward and believes “It is time to move Ghana boxing to the level that would create the platform to win more medals from the Olympics, Commonwealth and All-Africa Games”.
Also in the same designation for the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA), Lamptey said his expertise and that of others would be needed to develop the sport at the national level.
“This administration will devise and institute modern measures of training and nurturing boxers at tender ages to instill discipline to enhance success in future.”
He also promised a dynamic leadership style and an all inclusive administration as all stakeholders and individuals who have interest in the sport would be brought on board to assist in the development of boxing.
Mr. Lamptey stood against three others for the top post in the running of amateur boxing in Ghana and polled 17 out of the 44 total votes cast while his contenders, Eric Bannerman, Allan Sackey and Benjamin Alex Kotey had, 14, 10 and two votes in that order.
He expressed gratitude to coaches and delegates for the confidence reposed in him, vowing to make the sport attractive again.
New leaders for the GBF were voted into office at its congress on Monday with Gideon Quartey winning the position of president.
By Michael D. Abayateye