The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has named Mr Abraham Boakye, Chairman of the Ghana National Supporters Union (GHANSU) as its Olympic Ambassador for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at a colourful ceremony in Accra.
Boakye, popularly known in Ghanaian football circles as 'One Man Supporter' for his unflinching support for the various national teams, was earlier this year conferred with ambassadorial title for next year's Olympics.
Mr Frank Appiah, First President of the GOC said his outfit conferred the prestigious title on Boakye due to his support and commitment to the development of sports in the country. The well-travelled Supporters' leader by his position is expected to mobilize support and raise funds for all programmes of the Committee in the build up to the quadrennial Games.
Boakye is also to mobilize support at all events initiate by partners and sponsors of the GOC to ensure total success. The 'One Man Supporter' in his acceptance speech commended the GOC for the honour bestowed on him and pledged to work hard to push the objectives and goals of the Association to high pedestal.
'My immediate task is to initiate programmes and raise funds for the GOC towards Beijing 2008' adding that he had held discussions with some persons and organizations including Bahmed Travel and Tours, Christiana Love, Kwaku Gyasi, and Goodies Music Production to ensure the success of the programme.
Mr Boakye announced that GHANSU would soon launch a nationwide campaign towards raising funds for the Olympic Games. The campaign will begin with road shows across the ten regions. He gave the assurance that he will support all preparatory activities including the qualification campaign of the Black Meteors and Black Queens.
The Beijing 2008 Olympics will roll out in the world's most populous country next July.