Respected Ghanaian boxing trainer Godwin Nii Dzanie Kotey a.k.a. Alloway, who previously handled Azumah Nelson, Joshua Clottey and Joseph Agbeko has “thrown in the towel” after a brief illness at his home in Accra.
Coach Alloway, 56, had a wealth of experience in the game with almost four decades of industriousness in the pugilistic sport. His recent ill health was the reason he was unable to man Joshua Clottey’s corner in the ex-world champions recent loss in the US.
“I am devastated. This is very tough for me and a very painful moment,” Clottey said in an interview.
A similar situation occurred some five years ago when Clottey fought and lost to Manny Pacquaio in Texas. The deceased trainer was denied a US visa and they shed uncontrollable tears in a news conference together with Joshua during a news conference at the Accra Stadium.
The deceased Coach Alloway was also the Head Trainer for the Attoh Quarshie Gym in Accra where he trained many boxers including highly-rated lightweight George ‘Red Tiger’ Ashie, Heavyweight Frimpong and many others.
The seasoned trainer passed on at his residence near the Salaga Market off the Atta-Mills High Street in Accra at around 5.30pm on Saturday.
Credit Sammy Heywood Okine
Experienced Sports Journalist /Producer
Jul 02, 2014 0