GBA must instil discipline to attract sponsors - Williams

BY: Kwame Larweh
Peter Zwennes

Veteran match-maker and boxing trainer Abdul Rasheed Williams says until the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) institutes strict policies to instil discipline, sponsors will continue to distance themselves from the sport.

He lamented the indiscipline that had kept sponsors and investors away from the sport and called on the GBA to take action to ensure the sustainability of the once most cherished sporting discipline in the country.

“A boxer is told to appear for a weigh-in session and he can’t be found. When managers and promoters are asked to face the press we don’t see them. Boxers are called for promotional tours and they can't be found. During fights boxers are mentioned by the ring announcer to appear in the ring and it takes forever and the spectators wait in anguish. These things can't develop boxing,” he told the Graphic Sports in an exclusive interview in Accra last Thursday.

Mr Williams urged the GBA to enforce standards in the sport to attract sponsors