Prior to Ghana’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many people called out the government for not giving enough support to the participating individuals and that cost us medals at the games.
Determined Samuel Takyi who fought his way into the medal zone and eventually picked up a bronze medal was promised a car among other things after presenting his bronze medal to the President of the Republic of Ghana.
Today, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Hon. Minister, Mustapha Ussif on behalf of the government fulfilled their part of the bargain as they honoured Samuel Takyi with a brand new car and a cheque as was promised earlier when the team arrived from Japan.
Takyi, who was unanimously defeated on the score card of all judges after fighting a pro on his road to a silver medal was the only Ghanaian medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and received his promised brand new Nissan Sunny car worth $20,000.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Mustapha Ussif on Thursday presented the package to the young boxer as part of a full package worth $50,000 promised to the boxer.
The package which included a $10,000 for his purse and a further $20,000 for his professional and career development has hinted on going pro and this could help the young and enterprising boxer.
The ‘Ring Warrior’ Takyi, broke the long standing medal drought for Ghana as an amateur boxer with the boxing team who won Ghana a bronze medal for the first time since 1992.
Ghanaians and fans have expressed they joy as Government has fulfilled their promise and urged that much assistance should be given sportsmen and women while they prepare to go on national assignments.