Dauda Fuseini, the First Vice-President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) has praised the decision of boxer Freezy Macbones to represent Ghana in the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers and emphasised that he should not face criticism for his efforts.
According to Fuseini, Macbones' decision to leave the United Kingdom to compete for Ghana demonstrates his patriotism.
Freezy Macbones, a 33-year-old boxer, recently competed against Senegal's Seydou Konate in a middleweight (80kg) Round of 32 bout in Dakar, Senegal, where he unfortunately suffered a defeat.
Fuseini, speaking to the Graphic Sport, defended Macbones against any criticism, emphasising the boxer's patriotic intentions.
“I don’t see why they should criticise him because Freezy is trying to be a patriotic citizen,” Fuseni stated.
He highlighted Macbones' unique situation, noting that he is a Ghanaian boxer who had pursued his professional career outside the country and believed he had the capability to represent Ghana.
Fuseini revealed that Macbones had approached the GBF and expressed his desire to represent the nation in boxing.
The GBF vice president also explained the Federation's rationale for including Freezy Macbones in the Black Bombers squad for the Olympic Games qualifiers.
He mentioned that Macbones was assigned the light heavyweight category, as the heavyweight division lacked strong contenders.
"So, before he came, with the current class of boxers that we have, the light heavyweight and the heavyweights had been our problem. So, when he came down here, the light heavyweight was Joseph Tetteh," Fuseini explained.