Binatone Ghana has poured praises on Samuel Takyi, Ghana’s sole medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
This was after Takyi and other officials were invited by Binatone to its premises in Accra last week with the aim of honouring the prized boxer – whose Olympics medal was the first for the country since 1992.
Among the officials were President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), Mr George Lamptey, Mr Ofori Asare, coach of the Black Bombers (Ghana’s amateur boxing team), and other members of the boxing team.
In his welcome address, Managing Director of Binatone Ghana, Mr Venu Babu, congratulated Takyi on his unique achievement at the Olympic Games, stating that “Takyi made our country Ghana proud, and we are proud of him.”
“Many countries participated, but not all of them went home with medals. Ghana is among the countries that went home with a medal. Ghana achieved this because of Mr Samuel Takyi’s dedication, hard work and sacrifice.”
Mr Babu further stated that Binatone was well known worldwide for over 60 years for excellence in quality home appliances and has been in Ghana for over 25 years, “hence its decision to associate with an excellent boxer like Takyi who has also made the Ghana Boxing Federation very proud.”
In their various responses, Takyi’s Team thanked the company for the noble and laudable gesture, adding that Binatone was the first company to recognise the boxer’s incredible accomplishment to invite them to their premises.
They entreated the company to support their efforts as they are training young people as young as seven years, to become future world beaters.
Mr Lamptey hoped their meeting would propel the company to give future assistance that will lead to fruitful cooperation between the GBF and Binatone since the Commonwealth Games and other competitions are around the corner.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER