National Chief Imam Alhaji Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu Welcomes Zongo National Champions
On Monday, three national boxing champions from Ghana’s Zongo community delivered their titles to the Chief Imam, Alhaji Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu, at his New Fadama mansion in Accra. National Chief Imam Alhaji Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu welcomes Zongo National Champions.
Osumanu Haruna, a heavyweight, Mubarak Abubakar, a middleweight, and Joseph Akai Nettey, a light flyweight, were accompanied by Ghana Boxing Authority President Abraham Kotei Neequaye and executive member Alhaji Toffic, who is also the president of the West African Boxing Union, and their manager, Mohammed Abdul Samed.
The boxers were blessed by the National Chief Imam, who instructed them to practice hard and be disciplined and dedicated to the sport in order to defend their crowns for a long time.
Haruna nicknamed Saabo, Ghana’s heavyweight champion, performed a version of his Muslim song to the delight of all in attendance.
Alhaji Khuzaima Osman, the special assistant to the National Chief Imam, praised the trio for making Muslim history and encouraged more Zongo youth to follow in their footsteps.
Alhaji Toffic congratulated the fighters and stated that he has been involved in boxing for over 40 years and that this is the first time that the Zongo Community boxers have made him proud by winning a national championship.
“Boxing is still the number one sport because Ghana has produced 11 world champions including the new Royal Boxing Organization RBO Champion, Akai Nettey”, said the Ghana Boxing Authority President, Abraham Neequaye.
He urged the Zongo Community’s Chief Imam and businessmen to encourage boxing in Ghana.
The boxers’ manager, Mohammed Abdul Samed, expressed his delight and hinted that this is only the beginning. He stated that the big titles, particularly the world titles, are his main focus. He expressed his gratitude to the whole Zongo community for their unwavering support.
Sammy Heywood Okine contributed to this article.