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13.10.2005 Sports News

Bombers to draw inspiration from Black Stars

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Accra, Oct 13, GNA - The Black bombers, the national amateur boxing team will draw inspiration from the success of the Black Stars and make a great impact at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne next year. Mr Eddie Blay, chairman of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) told the GNA Sports on Thursday that the qualification of the Black Stars to the World Cup posed a big challenge to all other sports associations to work hard and achieve their own successes. He said the GABA would not loaf and allow itself, to be overtaken by time in preparing a team for the Commonwealth Games, adding that the era of poor results in all sporting disciplines must be end with Ghana's qualification to the World Cup.

"We as an association are challenged by the success of the Black Stars and we have resolved to do things to match the achievement of the Ghana Football Association.

"To achieve our objectives, I shall take over the coaching duties of the team to ensure that the boys are armed with the right techniques and tricks before the Games."

The chairman said after watching the boys in training for sometime now, he had realized that they were strong and courageous, with a tough mental attitude but lacked the right techniques to succeed. He said he would send 11 boxers to the Games and promised that they would bring home at least "five high class medals" to set the tone for another golden era in Ghana's amateur boxing. Eddie Blay said after working out with the boys for a month or two to correct their flaws, he would organise regular tournaments to test their readiness for the big stage.

He appealed to corporate organisations and financial institutions to support the Bombers financially to enable the GABA to recast the fortune of Ghana boxing.

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