Coach Asare inspired by doctorate award

Author: Kwame Larweh
Coach Ofori Asare-Black Bombers

International boxing instructor, Kwasi Ofori Asare, says he is highly motivated by the award of an honorary doctorate in leadership conferred on him by the Riches Theological University College in Takoradi recently.

According to him the award will motivate other trainers to give of their best to receive a similar recognition.

He maintained that the honour done him would push him to greater heights to train more boxers to become world and Olympic champions.

 “I have been charged hard enough by this honour which came to me as a surprise and it tells me that whatever you do people are watching you,” he told Graphic Sports Online in an exclusive interview in Accra.

The 57-year-old trainer has helped cut the teeth of world title hopefuls such as Patrick Allotey, Richard Oblitey Commey, Emmanuel Tagoe, Habi Ahmed, Raphael Mensah, Duke Micah, Frederick Lawson and reigning world Boxing Organisation super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe.

He said he would not be swollen-headed but would rather work harder to create nine world champions in the shortest possible time in the country.

 “This country is sitting on a time-bomb of world champions, and very soon it would explode with nine world champions," he hinted.

Coach Asare thanked Moses Foh-Amoaning for reviving the boxing league but stressed that much effort needed to be put in to sustain it.

On the current state of boxing, the veteran trainer noted that the discipline is being resuscitated and that Ghana would produce world champions soon with the right technical men and training equipment.