Inspired by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during a courtesy call on
the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace Thursday, and astounded by the thousands
that poured into the Paa Joe Stadium at Kwame NKrumah University of Science and
Technology to watch their first training in Kumasi the previous day, players of
the Black Stars vowed to return the trust reposed in the team by crushing the
Sudan’s Nile Crocodiles in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
On the already jammed streets of Accra, a convoy
transporting Ghana’s Joseph Agbeko and Colombian Luis Melendez to Thurday’s
pre-fight weigh-in at the Silverbird Cinema at the Accra Shopping Mall brought
traffic to a halt.
The first vice-president of the Ghana Boxing Authority
(GBA), Reginald Thompson, has hinted of a soon-to-be-established boxing academy
in the Odododiodoo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region to train the youth.
Forty eight-year-old legal practitioner, Peter Zwennes,
became the first elected president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) after a
hotly-contested election at the Media Centre of the Accra Stadium Thursday.
Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has for the
first time disclosed that he is biased towards boxing; a sport he fell in love
with as a child and a youth when he escorted his uncle to boxing bouts in the