The Minister for Youth and Sports Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has reiterated government’s commitment to ensure that, all recognized sporting disciplines in the country receive the necessary support to develop.
The Minister said aside football, other sporting disciplines have great potential of winning laurels for the country and stressed the need to ensure that such disciplines deserve the attention of government.
The Youth and Sports Minister made these remarks when the World Boxing Council (WBO) International Junior Featherweight champion, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogbe and his delegation called on the Minister to present the WBO title, he won in December 2016, as well as inform him of his upcoming world title bout against Mexican American WBO world champion Jessie Magdaleno in Las Vegas on April 23.
Mr. Asiamah congratulated the undefeated boxer (16-16 10TKO) for his incredible achievements as the youngest to be ranked in the WBO ratings as well as being adjudged by the same body as the 2016 best African fighter.
The Minister said boxing has been a traditional sport, which Ghana continue to show great potential following the exploits of the country’s boxing legends in the pugilist profession. ‘’we would do everything possible within our means to support you and make sure that boxing gets its fair share of the national cake all in effort to promote the once buzzing sport’’.
Dogbe thanked the Minister for his vision for other sporting disciplines and promised to win another world title come April 23.
The ‘Royal Storm’ further pleaded with the Minister to help stage international fights in Ghana adding that ‘‘with the new state of the art gym, our country can host world title bouts of recognized sanctioned bodies”.
The Sports Minister who succeeded Mr. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has pledged to devout his maximum attention to least financed sports to help develop the disciplines and harness athletes for international competitions.