The Pro Fight Factory Gym Kickboxing team who are representing Ghana at the 2017 African Kickboxing Championship in Morocco left Accra on Wednesday morning for the one week tournament.
Nii Adotey Dzata 1, President of the Ghana Kick Boxing Association (GKBA) who was at the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kotoka International Airport to see off the national select-side was hopeful that they will bring home medals.
He noted that they had prepared very well and they are motivated to win honours for themselves and the nation.
“I trust my boys because they have been training for a long time, and they have watched some international competitions to know about the latest tactics in the sport,” he said.
He thanked world champion, Lawrence Nyanyo Nmai who won the 2016 SWAG Best Kick Boxer of the Year award for his contribution towards the trip of the team. Nmai bought the fighters tickets to Rabat, Morocco and he will also be there to present equipment they will use at the tournament.
Captain of the team, Daniel Boateng told Yours Truly they can never let the nation down.
Six fighters and two coaches, Michael Amanor and Isaac Doku as well as a team manager, Nii Yemo Yemoson are making the trip.
The six athletes representing the nation are very popular and experienced fighters who have won many international and local bouts. They include Isaac Commey – 65.5kg, Francis Dodoo – 68.5kg, Daniel Boateng – 55.5kg, Euro Jonathan – 80.5kg, Ebenezer Adjei – 75.5kg and Stephen Bruce – 60.5kg.
Credit: Sammy Heywood Okine