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Germany based Steavano Tuekpe arrives in Accra for 2023 African Open Championship

Steavano Tuekpe, the current International Chinese Boxing Organization (ICBO) title holder at + 80kg category has arrived in Ghana to oversee the organisation of the first ever African Open Combat Sport Championship set to come off at the Korean Sports Complex, Community 3, Tema July 14 and 15.

Speaking to newsmen at the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday evening, he expressed his joy of returning home to meet family, fans and friends. He also acknowledged that the African Open is a great opportunity for Ghana as hosts.

Stevano Tuekpe with his wife and kid

Accordingly, other African nationals will compete in Point Fighting, K1, Karate Do, Kickboxing, MMA, Judo and Taekwondo with attractive prizes including medals and sports kits on offer for the winners.

According to Tuekpe, officials of World Kickboxing Union (WKU) will travel from Germany, Canada and England to support the event in Ghana.

He spoke about giving back to society and the responsibility of sportsmen and women to contribute to the social economic development of the country.

The decorated fighter also hinted that one of his topmost plans and vision is to construct a modern sports complex in Ghana for kids and the youth to develop and enhance their talents in sports.

He was accompanied by his German wife, Alexandria and son.

For starters, Steavano Kojo Tuekpe splendidly defeated Saruhan Dilmal to win the -91kg Weight Class, of ICBO K-1 Style in 2022.

The Germany based Ghanaian is also the official representative and active President of (WKU) World Kickboxing And Karate Union Ghana.

Credit: Sammy Heywood Okine

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