The Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) has presented a citation to the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President, Ben Nunoo Mensah in appreciation of the support they received to prepare for their international games.
The presentation was made by the GBF boss, George Lamptey and supported by Head Coach Ofori Asare with the citation received by the GOC boss.
Mr Lamptey told the Times Sports yesterday that the gesture was in appreciation of an US$8,000 grant from the GOC to aid the GBF in its preparation for the Olympic Games qualifiers held in Senegal early this year.
Captain of the team, Sulemana Tetteh and Samuel Takyi managed to secure their qualification tickets for the rescheduled Games to be hosted in Tokyo in 2021.
“The support from the GOC really helped in our preparation for the Games. It was supposed to take care of our local preparation but we had to manage it well so we could procure some of our air tickets since there was no support.”
“We deemed it fit to make the gesture to show our appreciation to him and the GOC. We appreciate his commitment to the development of sports in the country and we are training hard for our next qualifier in France when sports returns after the coronavirus break,” the GBF boss told the Times Sports.
Receiving the citation, Mr Nunoo Mensah thanked the GBF for the thought and assured the GOC’s support in the total development of sports in the country.
He explained that the GOC would be best placed to offer more of such support packages if federations would put them to good use to ensure that they get the desired results in the form of medals and other laurels for the nation.
He urged the GBF to shun complacency and desire to add up to the qualification slots for the upcoming Olympic Games as Ghana aim to mount the boxing podium at the Games.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER