Ghanaian amateur boxer, Abubakari Quartey is in hot waters with anti-gay campaigners in Accra following a discovery that he is an advocate for a pro-gay group in Australia, and is in fact their ambassador in Africa.
Young Quartey who has represented the Ghana national amateur boxing team, Black Bombers at several international competitions over the past ten years, took up membership of Australian pro-LGBQT world gay boxing championship during his time with the Ghanaian contingent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
He trained and took pictures with them which were posted on their website as he openly supported their orientation but Abubakari Quartey started receiving words of hatred from the Ghanaian public when he was tagged on Facebook recently by the LGBTQ group member and founder of the world gay boxing championship about him being named their African Ambassador and also the Champion of Equality.
He has also been seen on the website of the said group as the leading athlete of their upcoming event.
This caused a shock to the Ghanaian public because he’s very famous in the boxing fraternity and must not support this abominable cause.
With Ghana’s own anti-LGBQT advocacy at its apex as lawmakers and religious and traditional leaders fight against enacting a law favouring the gay practice, a renowned anti-LGBQT group in the nation’s capital have as a result taken on Quartey and are after his blood. Despite being an experienced national team boxer, the group organised thugs to invade Quartey’s neighbourhood and to his house, desperate to beat the boxer up for what is perceived as an unforgivable sin in the Ghanaian society.
“Abu was just lucky not to be around at the time, but these thugs damaged property in their house amid threats and warning to his parents to produce their son. It was very scary,” an eyewitness told this writer.
“Now I understand he lives in fear and can’t even go to the gym to train. It’s very bad, and I wish there is a way the boxing community or government can help him with security escort or something like that,” the eyewitness bemoaned.