C/R GBF to revive sport in region

 Boxing will return to the Central Region (C/R), specif­ically Oguaa, in the coming days following structures put in place by the region’s representative of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), Mr Twintoh Walker.

The sport is non-existent cur­rently, after Mr Walker quit his role as regional representative of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), the body responsible for profession­al boxing.

But in a chat with the Times Sports, Mr Walker said following calls from opinion leaders and the Cape Coast Youth Development Association to see the revival of boxing in Cape Coast in particular, he was staging a return to support the sport that a lot of the idle youth from the street.

Consequently, Mr Walker has set up a new regional C/R GBF in consultation withthe region’s National Sports Authority (NSA) andsub-committees as the first step in bringing boxing back to the peoplein the region.

“New patrons have been appoint­edfor this task and letters have al­ready been dispatched to stakehold­ers in an attempt to raise funds to support the boxing secretariat and the gyms in the various townships in the region.”

He said currently, there were boxing clubs in Cape Coast, Moree, Winneba and Swedru, and hinted of plans to establish new gyms or clubs at Assin Fosu, Elimina, Dunkwa Offin, Mankessim, Kasoa etc.

That would be followed by planned tournaments to prepare the region to raise a formidable squad to represent the region for the National Day Games in Accra in December and the regional championship launched by former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, in June.

He disclosed that in July, Central region will host Western and the Greater Accra regions and stage a similar showin September against Volta region to mark the Oguaa Fetu Afahye festival.

He said his team was currently enjoying the support of Mr Bernard Quartey, the GBF President, who he said has promised to make a do­nation to the Central region GBF.

He appealed to individuals and corporate institutions in the Central region to support the efforts to revive the sport in the region with cash donations or with kind ges­tures.


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