The Boxing Icon, Isaac Dogboe (The Royal Storm) and his able team paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the National Sports Authority of Ghana, Prof Peter Twumasi at his office today, 21, December, 2021.
The Legal Counsel of the Boxer, Mr. Emmanuel Dubik Mahama stated the purpose of the meeting was to officially thank and celebrate the victory of the Champion in his last bout to defend the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Featherweight Title in US. He expressed his gratitude to the Director for the supports and is hopeful this relationship will continue to linger unto better achievement in the future.
Isaac Dogboe in his submission, equally thanked the Director and acknowledge the Authority for all the supports he has received on his career journey. He disclosed that he now ranks as 2nd contender in his division and that it a victory for Ghana.
He emphasized on the need for the youth to be encouraged as there are raw talent to be unleash from the grassroots. He mentioned that it takes discipline, focus and a lot of hard work to get to the stardom and wish he can be emulated as a good role model for the youth. To him God has given us all a never failing excellent talent and he will always use his in the right direction to inspire others.
He went on to appeal to the Authority to bring on board Nutritionist that will educate the athletes through the transitional stages in diet thus getting them prepared ahead of any game. He also mentioned that the mass of the youth need a voice hence needs the right people to tame them. He mentioned how fortunate he was to have the like of our legendary boxers Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey, notwithstanding hard work and the right people around him.
He also suggested that Ghana should consider hosting professional bout which will put us on the front line in amateur boxing and also get the right attention to the world.
Prof. Twumasi on his part commended Dogboe and congratulated him for making the nation proud. He appealed to the champion to be attached to the brand of NSA as many youth emulate him as an icon and will be a source of inspiration to the grassroots and likewise promote the agenda of sports in Ghana. He also stated that the Authority in collaboration with UHAS have nutritionist that assist the athletes but will still make a conscious effort to widen that scope to reach out to other athlete.
Speaking at the meeting, the Communications Manager for the Team, Nana Akyere Agyako, equally suggested that the Authority bring up representatives that will be present during such bout as a way of support.
Story by: Marvelina Ayi-Bonte & Parvis Dornu
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