Exclusive News: We Are Working On Boxing – Colonel Richard Akoto

Exclusive News: We Are Working On Boxing – Colonel Richard Akoto

Exclusive News: We Are Working On Boxing – Colonel Richard Akoto
Exclusive News: We Are Working On Boxing – Colonel Richard Akoto. The Ghana Armed Forces is currently working on boxing and they are set to recruit some of the Ghanaian boxers into the Army.

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The Ghana Armed Forces is set to recruit 630 athletes in all the sporting disciplines in the country. According to the Director for Physical Training and Sports of the Ghana Armed Forces Colonel Richard Akoto, boxing is also a major sport in Ghana and they want to help and train them to produce more national boxers for the nation.

In an exclusive interview, Colonel Akoto disclosed that they have visited the famous boxing village in the Greater Accra Region, Bukom.

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Bukom is a very small town in Accra but it has managed to produce the best boxers in the country. A lot of the Ghana’s famous and professional boxers are all unearthed, groomed and trained in Bukom – Azuma Nelson, D.K. Posion, Braimah Isaac Kamoko (Bukom Banku) and the current Olympic Bronze medallist Samuel Takyi. Takyi was the only Ghanaian athletes amongst the Ghana Team at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that won the only laurel in his event.

Takyi was celebrated when he got back home and it was worth it, because after 29 years Ghana had never won any medal at the senior Olympic Games in any event. He was welcomed home as hero at the Kotoka International Airport with all the contingents.

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Bukom Square is a site in Ghana, in the middle of Accra, the capital, that is connected with the “Ga” people. Bukom is well-known for exporting successful boxers to the United States. Because of the strong Ghanaian population, a considerable number of these boxers settle in the Bronx, New York City.

“We are also working on boxing both male and female. We’ve went to Bukom and recruited some of the boxers. They are now under training and this year we are going to have a competition for them”, said Colonel Akoto.

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