69 coaches certified by GBA
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in collaboration with the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GABF), organized a four-day national course for 69 boxing coaches at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium.
The programme which included practicals and a test attracted coaches from all the ten regions.
It was the brainchild of former GBA President Mr. Moses Foe Amoaning.
He said organizing refresher courses in any profession was necessary and important.
All the coaches expressed satisfaction with the programme and thanked the main lecturer, Association of International Boxing Authority (AIBA) licensed trainer of trainers, coach Ofori Asare, who took them through the rules and regulations of AIBA and as well as the new techniques in the game.
According to Mr. Moses Foe Amoaning, the coaches who excelled would get the opportunity to undertake AIBA Star 1 course.
He added that British boxing instructor Terry Edwrads would arrive in Ghana in a fortnight to continue from where Ofori Asare left off.
Mr. Robert Safo Mensah Director-General promised that the training would be an annual programme to help promote the sport.
The President of the GBA Mr. Peter Zwennes, advised the the coaches to be of good behaviour and also take full advantage of the importance of the course.
The coaches were awarded certificates of participation after the four day programme.