The Ghana Olympic Committee’s president, Ben Nunu Mensah, has clarified that boxer Samuel Takyi is not owed compensation following his participation in the Olympic games.
GBF President Bernard Quartey revealed that the boxer had made specific demands before joining the Black Bombers.
Takyi demanded that President Akufo-Addo’s cash reward for his bronze medal at the last Olympics be paid before he joined the team.
Ghana Olympics President Ben Nunoo Mensah clarified that the state does not owe the boxer, and the promised development money is not cash.
“It’s never true that the state owes Samuel Takyi; yes, the state promised him 20,000 dollars, half of which he received, but the remainder was to be a development fee rather than cash.”
He clarified that the boxer, his father, and other stakeholders had been invited by the sports minister, and the issue had been resolved.
He emphasised that the boxer’s skills will be improved with the help of development money.
The issues were settled when they met with the minister. The car he was promised had already been delivered to him. Therefore, I don’t believe this should be a problem. Samuel Takyi hasn’t stated that he won’t fight for Ghana because we owe him either. Yes, he was promised some money, but a portion of it is development money, which is used to support you as and when you are developing.
The Black Bombers of Ghana will compete in the 2024 Olympics qualifiers in Senegal, with the men’s and women’s tournaments taking place from September 9 to 15.
By: Enoch Sarfo/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana