GBA to elect new leaders tomorrow

Chieftains of Ghana boxing are expected to converge on the premises of the Bukom Boxing Arena (Trust Emporium) tomorrow when the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) holds its congress to elect a new management team for the next four years.

Tomorrow’s exercise will draw the curtain on the rein of incumbent president, Mr. Peter Zwennes who has decided to call it quit.

Candidates will vie for positions including the presidency, first and second vice presidents, treasurer and four other members to be elected onto the executive.

In the absence of the incumbent, the race for the presidency will be between the current vice president, Henry Manly-Spain and Mr. Kotey Neequaye.

Apart from this, the rest of the positions will go unopposed.

That will see Rabbon Dodoo, Roger Barnor and Laud Isaac Kpakpo Acquaye all assume the positions of First Vice President, Second Vice President and Treasurer respectively.

There will, however, be some competition for the four-member executive position slots to be contested for by five candidates including Michael Neequaye, Shadrack Acquaye, Lawrence Carl Lokko, John Otuteye and Alhaji Toffic Muritala.

Positions as Public Relations Officer (PRO), Medical Doctor, Lawyer and Technical Director will come by appointment with two other members to be co-opted onto the board.

Speaking to the Times Sports yesterday, Secretary General of the GBA, Mr. Patrick Johnson said tomorrow’s exercise will have 90 delegates in attendance made up of representatives of referees/judges, trainers, managers, promoters, matchmakers and boxing gyms.

He, however, cautioned that members must be in good standing to partake in the exercise.

BY ANDREW NORTEY

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