Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Athletics

Government present $150,000 package to Samuel Takyi and Tokyo2020 Olympic Games team

The government has rewarded members of Ghana’s 2020 Olympic Games team with a total package of $150,000.

The package is in fulfilment of a pledge made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last August when he received the contingent at the Jubilee House upon their return from the Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Beneficiaries

Samuel Takyi, an amateur boxer with the boxing team who won Ghana a bronze medal for the first time since 1992 was presented with a $50,000 reward, comprising; the cedi equivalent of $10,000, a brand new Nissan Sunny Car valued at $20,000 and a further $20,000 for his professional and career development.

His other colleagues and coaches numbering 21 were also presented with the cedi equivalent of $5,000 each.

The athletes included; Abeiku Gyekye Jackson, Tetteh Suleimanu, Unilez Takyi, Shakul Samed, Christian Amoah, Sean Safo Antwi, Nadia Eke, Sarfo Ansah, Emmanuel Yeboah, Joseph Paul Amoah, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu and Anani Sansei Kwadjo.

The coaches were; Ofori Asare, Vincent Akai Nettey, Daniel Opare, Kyle Pierce, Vittorio Serenelli, Professor Andrew Owusu and Julius Baba Apidogo.

Credit: Graphic Online

You May Also Like

African Cup Of Nations

The Black Stars’ appearance in the 2021 edition will be their 23rd time and they will be keen to end their long awaited drought...

Boxing

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) issued a memo today stating that they are “not considering applications for any Ghanaian boxers.” This means...

Boxing

Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson has been rated above Manny Pacquaio and just below Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in the list of the five greatest...

Boxing

Carl Lokko, the man they affectionately call Osu Lion lived up to the warrior name after dispatching off big foe, Ishmael Benjamin Coffie AKA...